ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 2/WG 2 N 2367

DATE:  2001-09-14


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

Secretariat:  ANSI



Calling Notice Meeting 41 – updated preliminary agenda


2nd Call WG2 Meeting # 41, in Singapore 15 – 18 (noon) October 2001


Mike Ksar, Convener


JTC 1.02.18 – ISO/IEC 10646


SC2/WG2 participants are requested to make plans to attend especially for those who need a visa to enter Singapore


ACT – Make plans to attend and provide input on agenda items to include in the preliminary agenda.




SC2/WG2 members and Liaison organizations






This is the second call for WG2 meeting # 41 from 15 – 18 (noon) October 2001 in Singapore.  The host organization is IT Standards Committee of Singapore and Sybase.  Logistics information has already been posted to the SC2 web site in document SC2 N3529.  To access the SC2 web site the user name is “sc2” and the user password is Denmark”.  Ms Thay Yean Lan is the contact point for the logistics.  Here are her coordinates:


THAY Yean Lan

Secretariat, IT Standards Committee



Phone: +1  (65) 211 0960   Fax : + 1 (65) 211 2211


I hope that by now everyone who needs a visa has it or is in the process of getting it.


WG2 will be meeting starting at 10:00 am Monday, 15 October 2001 and conclude on Thursday, 18 October 2001, hopefully before noon.  SC2 plenary will start at 14:00 on Thursday 18 October 2001.


An updated preliminary agenda is included here based on input I received so far.  It will be posted to the SC2/WG2 website at URL: www.dkuug.dk/JTC1/SC2/WG2.  The deadline for receiving documents related to this meeting is 31 August 2001.  A zipped file for documents needed at this meeting will also be created and posted to the web site.  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.  I do not guarantee posting any documents that arrive after 30 September 2001.


The objective of this meeting is to continue the WG2 program of work, with special focus on the disposition of comments on ballots for FPDAM1, 10646-1:2000 and to review new contributions.


Mike Ksar

Convener – ISO/IEC/JTC 1/SC 2/WG 2



One Microsoft Way

Redmond, WA 98052

U. S. A.

Phone:       +1 425 707-6973

Fax:            +1 425 936-7329

e-mail:       mikeksar@microsoft.com

or    mike_ksar@10646.com


Updated Preliminary Agenda – Meeting # 41

      Topic (Document No.)

Proposed Outcome


1.       Opening and roll call                                                                                   Update WG2Distribution List

2.       Approval of the agenda (N2367)                                                                   Approved agenda

3.       Approval of minutes of meeting 40 (N2353)                                                  Approved Minutes

4.       Review action items from previous meeting (N2353)                                    Updated Action Item List

5.         JTC1 and ITTF matters:                                                                               FYI

5.1.   Response to request from Cambodia on 10646 (email)                              Review/confirm WG2 policy

5.2.   Message from DPR of Korea on Mapping                                                  Review/confirm WG2 resolutions


6.         SC2 matters:                                                                                                FYI

6.1.   SC2 Program of Work                                                                             FYI

6.2.   Submittals to ITTF                                                                                  FYI

6.3.   Ballot results                                                                                          FYI

6.4.   Draft WG2 Report to SC2 (N2368)                                                            Review

6.5.   Request SC2 to publish policy on what cannot be changed in 10646           Discuss and propose


7.         10646-1: 2000

7.1.    FPDAM1 10646-1:2000 disposition of comments (N2364, SC2 3530)          Prepare and confirm

7.2.    Add Cyrillic Supplement to Open Collection MES-3a – TC304 feedback      Review

7.3.    Add 70 characters to BMP – monogram, digram, hexagram (N2363)           Review

7.4.    Proposal to add 5 phonetic characters to BMP (N2366)                             Review

7.5.    Progress on Limbu (N2042)                                                                     Review

7.6.    Progress on Dai scripts (N2239R and N2242R)                                        Review

7.7.    Feedback on two recycling symbols (N2342)                                            Review feedback

7.8.    Feedback on BMP Roadmap (N2326)                                                      Review feedback

7.9.    Feedback on Cuneiform project (N2297)


8.         10646-2:

8.1.    Revised proposal to encode the Osmanya script (N2361R)                         Review

8.2.    Revised proposal to encode Shavian script (N2362R)                                 Review

8.3.    Feedback on Ugaritic script (N2338)                                                        Review

8.4.    Feedback on Aegean script (N2327)                                                        Review


9.         Architecture issues

9.1.    Principles and Procedures (N2352R)                                                        Review and confirm

9.2.    UTF-8 - allow the representation of U+FFFF and U+FFFE (N2369)              Review and confirm

9.3.    Feedback on TR15285 Cha/Glyph model ad hoc report (N2359)                  Review


10.      Publication issues

10.1. Policy on availability of fonts in future publications                                     Review and reconfirm policy

10.2. Referencing ISO 10646 and Unicode in other publications                          Review


11.      IRG status and reports                                                                          

11.1.IRG Resolutions


12.      Defect reports


13.      Liaison reports                                                                                     

13.1.Unicode Consortium (N2370)





14.      Other business                                                                                     

14.1.Web Site Review                                                                             

14.2.Future Meetings

14.2.1.    Meeting 42 – Spring 2002 – Ireland                                              Confirm

14.2.2.    Meeting 43 – Fall 2002 or later                                                     Review frequency of meetings


15.      Closing

15.1.Approval of Resolutions of Meeting 41