ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 2/WG 2 N 2220

DATE:  2000-05-29


Universal Multiple-Octet Coded Character Set (UCS)  - ISO/IEC 10646

Secretariat:  ANSI



Calling Notice and Meeting 39 Agenda


1st Call WG2 Meeting # 39, in Athens, Greece, hosted by the Greek national body (ELOT) – 19 to 25 September 2000.


Mike Ksar, Convener


JTC 1.02.18 – ISO/IEC 10646


SC2/WG2 participants are requested to review the attached draft agenda and to send any comments or proposals for addition to the Convener no later than 2000-07-15


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SC2/WG2 members and Liaison organizations






This is the first call for WG2 meeting # 39 from 19 – 25 September 2000 in Athens, Greece.  The host organization is the Greek Standards national body (ELOT).  The logistics for hotels and meeting site will be posted to the SC2/WG2 website, as they become available.  Mr. Evangelos Melagrakis or his designee at ELOT is the contact point for logistics.  The meeting place is in Athens at the Hotel Divani Apollon Place.  The details for the logistics including hotel reservation form and meeting registration form are being posted to the SC2/WG2 web site in Denmark.  


WG2 will be meeting starting at 2:00 pm Tuesday, 19 September 2000 and conclude on Monday, 12:00 noon, 25 September 2000.  The WG2 meeting will be held in conjunction with two other meetings preceding and following it.  WG3 meeting will start on Monday, 18 September and conclude on Tuesday, 19 September, by noon.  SC2 plenary will start on Monday, 25 September, starting at 2:00 pm and conclude on 26 September.  The WG3 Convener and SC2 Secretariat will issue the call for WG3 and SC2 meetings.


This first call for WG2 meeting # 39 includes a preliminary agenda.  It will be broadcast by email and posted to the SC2/WG2 website at URL: www.dkuug.dk/JTC1/SC2/WG2.  The documents that were reviewed and distributed for meeting 38 in Beijing are all available on the website for your use.  I do not plan to send out a hard copy document, as in the past, except for experts who need them.  The same arrangement and process will be used for meeting 39 in Athens.  All contributions must be received by me, by 15 July 2000, for posting website in Denmark.  If you cannot send me an electronic copy of your contribution, please send me the paper copy and I will scan it and create a pdf file for posting.  It is preferable to have all contributions as pdf files but I can accept Word documents as well.


The objective of this meeting is to continue the WG2 program of work, with special focus on both 10646-1 future amendments and 10646-2, whose FCD ballot closes on 2000-09-19, just.


Mike Ksar

Convener – ISO/IEC/JTC 1/SC 2/WG 2


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Preliminary Agenda – Meeting # 38 – Updated 2000-05-24

      Topic (Document No.)

Proposed Outcome


1.       Opening and roll call (N2201)                                                                 Update WG2Distribution List

2.       Approval of the agenda  (N2220)                                                             Approved agenda

3.       Approval of minutes of meeting 38 (N2203)                                             Approved Minutes

4.       Review action items from previous meeting (N2203)                              Updated Action Item List

5.         JTC1 and ITTF matters:                                                                         FYI

5.1.   Availability of 10646-2: 2000 from ITTF



6.         SC2 matters:                                                                                          FYI

6.1.   SC2 Program of Work                                                                       FYI

6.2.   Submittals to ITTF                                                                             FYI

6.3.   Ballot results                                                                                    FYI

6.4.   References to 10646, Unicode and Unicode Tech Reports (N2177)        FYI


7.         10646-1: 2000

7.1.    Unique Sequence Identifier – collections with combining sequences      Review

7.2.    Feedback on Armenian from Armenia (N2190)                                     Review



8.         106464-2:

8.1.    Disposition FCD10646-2                                                                    Develop and confirm



9.         Architecture issues


10.      Publication issues


11.      IRG status and reports                                                                          

11.1.IRG Resolutions (N2143)

11.2.Change in name of HKSAR Hanzi Source (N2145)                               Review

11.3.Comments on JCS Proposals (N2142, N2144)                                    Review


12.      Defect reports


13.      Liaison reports                                                                                     

13.1.Unicode Consortium

13.1.1.    From Unicode to SC2

13.1.2.    From SC2 to Unicode                                                          






14.      Other business                                                                                      

14.1.Web Site Review                                                                             

14.2.Future Meetings

14.2.1.    Meeting 40 – March 2001 – US

14.2.2.    Meeting 41 – September 2001 – Asia (need host)

14.2.3.    Meeting 42 – March/April 2002 - Ireland


15.      Closing

15.1.Approval of Resolutions of Meeting 39