L2/01-405


Preliminary Minutes of the UTC 89 / L2 186 Joint Meeting
Mountain View, CA -- November 6 - 9, 2001
December 12, 2001


November 6, 2001

Number of members in good standing as of this meeting: 22, Number of members in regular attendance: 19, Quorum: 10.

PRESENT: Adobe Systems, Inc.; Apple Computer; Basis Technology; Compaq Computer (by proxy); HP Co.; IBM Corporation; Microsoft Corporation; RLG; Sun Microsystems; Sybase, Inc; Trigeminal Software; Unisys Corporation  (by proxy).

NOT PRESENT: Justsystem Corp.; Oracle Corp.; NCR Corporation; PeopleSoft; Progress Software; Reuters, Ltd.; RWS Group LLC; SAP AG.

NOT IN REGULAR ATTENDANCE: Government of India, MIT; Government of Pakistan, NLA; RWS Group LLC.

Total members represented: 12, Total not represented: 10

Calendar Review and Update

UTC 90/L2 187 - February 11 - 14, 2002, Mountain View, host Microsoft
UTC 91/L2 188 - May 7 - 10, 2002, Pleasanton, host PeopleSoft
UTC 92/L2 189 - August 20 - 23, 2002, Nashua, NH, host Compaq
UTC 93/L2 190 - November 5 - 8, 2002, Redmond, host Microsoft (Annual Members Mtg)

Calendar details posted at www.unicode.org/unicode/timesens/calendar.html

UTC 88/L2 185 Minutes

[89-M1] Motion: Approve the minutes of UTC 88/L2 185 as documented in L2/01-295R.

Moved by Mark Davis, seconded by Deborah Anderson

8 for (Adobe, Apple, Basis, IBM, Microsoft, Sybase, Trigeminal, Unisys)
0 against
4 abstain (Compaq, HP, RLG, Sun)

Minutes posted publicly at www.unicode.org/unicode/consortium/utc-minutes.html

Action Item Review

[89-A1] Action Item for Joan Aliprand: Put the subject of mirroring of portions of the Unicode web site on the agenda for the officers retreat. (see 88-A22)

[89-A2] Action Item for Joan Aliprand: Put the subject of better documenting the Unicode patent policy on the agenda for the officers retreat. (see 87-A5)

[89-A3] Action Item for Eric Muller: Prepare a draft TR and a sample file of the UCD in the format proposed in document L2/01-194. (was 87-A39)

[89-A4] Action Item for Rick McGowan: Check the html of the Math Tech Report and update appropriately (was 87-A69).

[89-A5] Action Item for Julie Allen, Editorial Committee: Fix the terminology in the Tech Intro, including composite (was 84-A28). See L2/00-184.

Editorial Committee - Unicode 3.2

[89-C1] Consensus: The UTC authorizes a public beta for Unicode 3.2.

[89-A6] Action Item for Mark Davis, Editorial Committee: Redistribute the UCD into appropriately named subdirectories in the 3.2 beta.

[89-A7] Action Item for Mark Davis, Editorial Committee: Establish and announce a public beta for Unicode 3.2.

IRG

[89-C2] Consensus: Forward Richard Cook's analysis of errors in the database field for the Hanya Da Zidian to the IRG and request that they correct the errors. [L2/01-417]

[89-A8] Action Item for John Jenkins, Rick McGowan, Richard Cook: Prepare an error analysis document of the errors in the database field for the Hanya Da Zidian for the upcoming IRG meeting. [L2/01-417]

[89-A9] Action Item for John Jenkins, Editorial Committee: Add links on the Unicode website to proposals for Unihan additions.

[89-C3] Consensus: The UTC authorizes the gathering of a list of ideographs to be submitted to the IRG as candidates for Extension C. [L2/01-417]

[89-A10] Action Item for John Jenkins: Notify the IRG that the UTC will be gathering a list of ideographs to be submitted to the IRG for Extension C. [L2/01-417]

[89-A11] Action Item for John Jenkins: Communicate to the IRG that the UTC has a requirement for a documented U-source. [L2/01-417]

[89-A12] Action Item for John Jenkins: Work with Cora to determine the status of IDS decompositions and then work on any gaps and post on-line.

[89-C4] Consensus: The UTC is concerned that the 10646 standard could be introducing implementation problems by encoding multiple variants of Han characters, especially without indicating their relationships. [L2/01-417]

[89-C5] Consensus: The UTC requests that the IRG produce data that describes existing variants in Unihan and that they refrain from proposing the encoding of multiple variants in the future. The UTC requests that the IRG maintain two lists: one a list of unified Han characters that are candidates for encoding and a second list of variants with information on the character they are variants of. [L2/01-417]

[89-A13] Action Item for John Jenkins: Relay the UTC's positions given in consensus statements 89-C2..5 to the IRG, copying WG2.

[89-A14] Action Item for Joe Becker: Retrieve the Xerox DB of Han variants to which Unicode values can be added for submission to the IRG.

[89-A15] Action Item for Lisa Moore: Add an agenda item for UTC 90 to discuss the results of the December, 2001 IRG meeting.

[89-A16 Action Item for Rick McGowan: Prepare a document exemplifying the variant problem. [L2/01-417]

[89-C6] Consensus: The UTC will ask WG2 to direct the IRG to indicate which proposed compatibility characters are duplicates of existing or proposed compatibility characters.

[89-A17] Action Item for John Jenkins, Asmus Freytag: Convey to WG2 that the UTC will request the IRG to indicate which proposed compatibility characters are duplicates of existing or proposed compatibility characters.  Due to time schedules, the UTC will ask the IRG to help with indicating the duplicates in the DPRK set. [89-C6]

[89-M2] Motion: In the future the Unicode Standard and 10646 should use variant tags for distinguishing new simplified Chinese variants from their traditional counterparts. [L2/01-417]

Moved by John Jenkins, seconded by Mark Davis

9 for (Adobe, Apple, Basis, HP, IBM, Microsoft, RLG, Sybase, Trigeminal)
0 against
3 abstain (Compaq, Sun, Unisys)

[89-A18] Action Item for John Jenkins: Prepare a document to send to WG2 that requests that in the future 10646 should use variant tags for distinguishing new simplified Chinese variants from their traditional counterparts. [89-M2]

[89-A19] Action Item for John Jenkins, Editorial Committee: Incorporate text on the subject of simplified Chinese from L2/01-417, and add to Section 10.1 of Unicode 4.0.

GB 18030

[89-A20] Action Item for Deborah Goldsmith: Create a work group to evaluate the characters from GB 18030 that are mapped to the PUA, and generate a proposal for handling these for UTC consideration. [L2/01-416]

Properties - ZWJ

[89-C7] Consensus: Under ordinary circumstances, the ZWJ overrides stylistic protocols for ligature control.  The ZWJ is not required for general ligature control and should only be used for linguistically important exceptions. [L2/01-415]

[89-A21] Action Item for John Jenkins, Editorial Committee: Update the language on the use of ZWJ for ligature control in Unicode 3.2  (it is not required for general ligature control and should only be used for linguistically important exceptions, see 89-C7). [L2/01-415]

IETF - Transliterating Unicode for IDN

[89-C8] Consensus: The UTC believes the transliteration approach to IDN is not viable. [L2/01-358]


November 7, 2001

PRESENT: Adobe Systems, Inc.; Apple Computer; Basis Technology; Compaq Computer (by proxy); HP Co.; IBM Corporation; Microsoft Corporation; Sun Microsystems; Sybase, Inc; Trigeminal Software; Unisys Corporation (by proxy).

NOT PRESENT: Government of India, MIT; Government of Pakistan, NLA; Justsystem Corp.; NCR Corporation; Oracle Corp.; PeopleSoft; Progress Software; Reuters, Ltd.; RLG; RWS Group LLC; SAP AG.

Total members represented: 11, Total not represented: 9

Scripts and New Characters

[89-C9] Consensus: The UTC favors the addition of the remaining Greek acrophonic numerals rather than cloning the existing Greek letters. [L2/01-412]

[89-A22] Action Item for Mark Davis: Respond to the proposer of adding Arabic script honorifics, that the proposal was well received.  However, since it does not have to be decided until the next meeting, the UTC will delay consideration to allow more time to consult with experts in the field and have further discussion with the committee. [Kew, L2/01-425, 426]

[89-A23] Action Item for Ken Whistler, Editorial Committee: Note in Unicode 3.2 and perhaps in a FAQ that subheaders in the names list are not normative.

UTC Membership Roll Call Adjustment:
PRESENT:  RLG now present.
Total members represented: 12; Total not represented: 10

[89-M3] Motion: Accept the following three Arabic characters for Parkari:  [L2/01-427]

         U+06EE ARABIC LETTER DAL WITH INVERTED V

         U+06EF ARABIC LETTER REH WITH INVERTED V

         U+06FF ARABIC LETTER HEH WITH INVERTED V

Moved by Ken Whistler, seconded by Mark Davis

8 for (Adobe, Apple, HP, IBM, Microsoft, RLG, Sybase, Trigeminal)
0 against
4 abstain (Basis, Compaq, Sun, Unisys)

[89-A24] Action Item for Ken Whistler: Update the pipeline page to include the three Arabic characters for Parkari (89-M3, L2/01-427).

[89-A25] Action Item for Michel Suignard: Include in ballot comments on PDAM 2, the three Arabic characters for Parkari (89-M3, L2/01-427).

[89-A26] Action Item for Mark Davis: Ask the proposer of the three Arabic characters for Parkari, Jonathan Kew, for fonts. [L2/01-427]

[89-M4] Motion: Add a policy (published in the appropriate manner) that characters will not be advanced from accepted to published state if no font data or font license is available in a format suitable for use in publication by the Consortium. This is intended to synchronize with WG2 policy.

Moved by Mark Davis, seconded by Asmus Freytag

8 for (Adobe, Apple, Basis, HP, IBM, Microsoft, RLG, Trigeminal)
1 against (Sybase)
3 abstain (Compaq, Sun, Unisys)

[89-A27] Action Item for Officers: Appropriately document the font policy approved in motion 89-M4.

Technical Reports - Normalization

[89-M5] Motion: Remand to the Editorial Committee,  to incorporate text on Fast C or D, FCD, as an informative annex of UAX #15 Unicode Normalization Forms. [L2/01-371]

Moved by Asmus Freytag, seconded by V.S. Umamaheswaran

9 for (Adobe, Apple, Basis, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Sun, Sybase, Trigeminal)
0 against
3 abstain (Compaq, RLG, Unisys)

[89-A28] Action Item for Ken Whistler, Editorial Committee: Revise the text in L2/01-371 on Fast C or D (FCD) and incorporate into UAX #15 Unicode Normalization Forms as an informative annex as a part of Unicode 3.2.

Technical Reports - Casing

[89-C10] Consensus: The UTC defines a new property, soft dotted, and includes U+0268, U+0456, and U+0458 in the list of characters with this property, and add to Proplist.txt. [L2/01-441, 445]

[89-A29] Action Item for Mark Davis, Ken Whistler: Prepare the list of characters with the soft dotted property and give to Ken Whistler for including in the 3.2 beta. (See 89-C10, L2/01-441, 445)

[89-C11] Consensus: The UTC authorizes updating SpecialCasings.txt with the changes given in L2/01-445, section B.3, which will fix the Turkish mapping problems for i's.

[89-C12] Consensus: The UTC authorizes updating SpecialCasings.txt with the changes given in L2/01-445, section 3, which will change all the mappings to be in normalization form C (NFC).

[89-A30] Action Item for Mark Davis: Produce a revised version of SpecialCasings.txt (which incorporates the fixes for Turkish and ensures NFC mappings) for the 3.2 beta. Check if any revisions are necessary for case foldings. (See 89-C11, 12). [L2/01-445]

[89-M6] Motion: The UTC authorizes making UTR #21 Case Mappings a Unicode Standard Annex (UAX) and further authorizes a proposed update based on L2/01-441 as amended in discussion. Note that the definitions are normative and the rest is informative.

Moved by Mark Davis, seconded by V.S. Umamaheswaran

10 for (Adobe, Apple, HP, IBM, Microsoft, RLG, Sun, Sybase, Trigeminal, Unisys)
1 against (Basis)
1 abstain (Compaq)

[89-A31] Action Item for Mark Davis, Editorial Committee: Prepare a proposed update to UAX #21 Case Mappings based on L2/01-441. (See 89-M6).

[89-A32] Action Item for Mark Davis: Regenerate case mapping tables for 3.2, and for the use of the IDN group. Communicate any differences to the IDN group. [L2/01-441]

[89-A33] Action Item for Mark Davis, Ken Whistler: Post updated case mapping tables in the 3.2 beta directory. [L2/01-441]

Properties - Aliases and Derived Age

[89-M7] Failed Motion: Include property aliases as described in L2/01-396R and amended in discussion, in the 3.2 beta.  Document that the intent is to make them normative data files.

Moved by Mark Davis, seconded by Eric Muller

5 for (Adobe, Apple, Basis, IBM, Microsoft)
1 against (Trigeminal)
6 abstain (Compaq, HP, RLG, Sun, Sybase, Unisys)

[89-M8] Motion: The UTC accepts the DerivedAge.txt file documented in L2/01-451 and modified in discussion, as a derived datafile in the Unicode Character Database for Unicode 3.2.

Moved by Asmus Freytag, seconded by Murray Sargent

11 for (Adobe, Apple, Basis, HP, IBM, Microsoft, RLG, Sun, Sybase, Trigeminal, Unisys)
0 against
1 abstain (Compaq)

[89-A34] Action Item for Mark Davis, Editorial Committee: Add a pointer from the versions page to DerivedAge.txt. [L2/01-451]

[89-A35] Action Item for Mark Davis: Make updates to DerivedAge.txt as discussed and generate a datafile for the 3.2 beta. [L2/01-451]


November 8, 2001

PRESENT: Adobe Systems, Inc.; Apple Computer; Basis Technology; HP Co.; IBM Corporation; Microsoft Corporation; Oracle Corp.; SAP AG; Sybase, Inc; Trigeminal Software; Unisys Corporation (by proxy).

NOT PRESENT: Compaq Computer; Government of India, MIT; Government of Pakistan, NLA; Justsystem Corp.; NCR Corporation; PeopleSoft; Progress Software; Reuters, Ltd.; RLG; RWS Group LLC; Sun Microsystems.

Total members represented: 11, Total not represented: 11

New UTC Vice Chair

[89-M8] Motion: The UTC nominates Cathy Wissink as the new UTC Vice Chair, replacing Arnold Winkler.

Moved by Ken Whistler, seconded by V.S. Umamaheswaran

11 for, unanimous

[89-A35a] Action Item for All: Celebrate and congratulate the new UTC Vice Chair, Cathy Wissink!!

WG2 - Khmer

[89-A36] Action Item for Asmus Freytag, Ken Whistler: The officers need to extend, on behalf of the UTC, an offer to establish a liaison relationship with Cambodian representatives

UTC Membership Roll Call Adjustment:
PRESENT:  Compaq now present (by proxy).
Total members represented: 12; Total not represented: 10

Technical Reports - Character Mapping

[89-C13] Consensus: Approve the changes to Unicode Technical Report #22 Character Mapping Markup Language, given in the draft L2/01-315 and amended in discussion.

[89-A37] Action Item for Mark Davis, Editorial Committee: After review, post the approved update to Unicode Technical Report #22 Character Mapping Markup Language. [L2/01-315]

[89-A38] Action Item for Rick McGowan: Post the names of the Unicode mailing lists on the website so that Apple can join the character mapping discussions. [L2/01-434]

UTC Membership Roll Call Adjustment:
PRESENT:  PeopleSoft now present.
Total members represented: 13; Total not represented: 9

Technical Reports - Script Names

[89-C14] Consensus: The UTC authorizes a Proposed Update to Unicode Technical Report #24 Script Names as described in L2/01-444 and modified during discussion.

[89-A39] Action Item for Mark Davis, Editorial Committee: Update Unicode Technical Report #24 Script Names for Unicode 3.2, as described in 89-C14 and post.

Technical Reports - Regular Expressions

[89-C15] Consensus: The UTC authorizes a Proposed Update to Unicode Technical Report #18 Unicode Regular Expression Guidelines, based on L2/01-444 and modified during discussion.

[89-A40] Action Item for Mark Davis, Editorial Committee: Create a  Proposed Update to Unicode Technical Report #18 Unicode Regular Expression Guidelines as described in 89-C15 and post. [L2/01-444]

UTC Membership Roll Call Adjustment:
PRESENT:  Sun now present.
Total members represented: 14; Total not represented: 8

Technical Reports - Collation

[89-A41] Action Item for Cathy Wissink: Suggest places in Unicode Technical Standard #10 Unicode Collation Algorithm that need expanded explanation by the end of November. [L2/01-446]

[89-C16] Consensus: The UTC authorizes a Proposed Update to Unicode Technical Standard #10 Unicode Collation Algorithm, based on L2/01-446 and modified during discussion.

[89-A42] Action Item for Mark Davis, Editorial Committee: Create a  Proposed Update to Unicode Technical Standard #10 Unicode Collation Algorithm as described in 89-C16 and post. [L2/01-446]

[89-C17] Consensus: Add a property to Proplist.txt called LogicalOrderException and include  ten Thai characters (0E40..0E44, 0EC0..0EC4). [Section 3.2.1, L2/01-446]

[89-A43] Action Item for Mark Davis: Update Proplist.txt for the new LogicalOrderException property and the associated ten Thai characters (0E40..0E44, 0EC0..0EC4). Include in the 3.2 beta. [Section 3.2.1, L2/01-446]

Technical Reports - Character Foldings

[89-A44] Action Item for Ken Whistler: Get Joe Becker's input on Han Folding.

[89-C18] Consensus: Make Character Foldings as described in L2/01-447 a Proposed Draft Unicode Technical Report to  be published privately.

[89-A45] Action Item for Mark Davis: Send Asmus input on jamo foldings and other items. [L2/01-447]

[89-A46] Action Item for Asmus Freytag: Provide and updated document to the Editorial Committee as a base for a Proposed Draft Unicode Technical Report on Character Foldings. [L2/01-447]

Technical Reports - CESU-8

[89-M9] Motion: The UTC approves advancing Proposed Draft Unicode Technical Report #26  Compatibility Encoding Scheme for UTF-16: 8-Bit (CESU-8) to Draft Unicode Technical Report #26  Compatibility Encoding Scheme for UTF-16: 8-Bit (CESU-8) after incorporating updates as discussed.

Moved by Asmus Freytag, seconded by Toby Phipps

11 for (Adobe, Apple, Basis, HP, IBM, Microsoft, PeopleSoft, RLG, SAP, Sybase, Unisys)
2 against (Compaq, Trigeminal)
1 abstain (Sun)

[89-A47] Action Item for Toby Phipps: Update the CESU-8 document as amended in discussion and forward to the Editorial Committee by November 21, for posting as a  Draft Unicode Technical Report. [L2/01-410]

[89-A48] Action Item for Editorial Committee: Review the updated CESU-8 document and posted as Draft Unicode Technical Report #26  Compatibility Encoding Scheme for UTF-16: 8-Bit (CESU-8). [L2/01-410]

UTC Membership Roll Call Adjustment:
PRESENT:  RLG now present.
Total members represented: 15; Total not represented: 7

Scripts and New Characters - Indic

[89-C19] Consensus: Accept the twelve Indic characters with names and coding positions as documented in L2/01-431R:

0904 DEVANAGARI SHORT LETTER A
09BD BENGALI SIGN AVAGRAHA
0A01 GURMUKHI SIGN ADAK BINDI
0A03 GURMUKHI SIGN VISARGA
0A8C GUJARATI LETTER VOCALIC L
0AE1 GUJARATI LETTER VOCALIC LL
0AE2 GUJARATI VOWEL SIGN VOCALIC L
0AE3 GUJARATI VOWEL SIGN VOCALIC LL
0AF1 GUJARATI RUPEE SIGN
0B35 ORIYA LETTER VA
0CBC KANNADA SIGN NUKTA
0CBD KANNADA SIGN AVAGRAHA

[89-A49] Action Item for Ken Whistler: Update the pipeline with the twelve new Indic characters given in L2/01-431R.

[89-A50] Action Item for Rick McGowan: Update L2/01-430, 431R, draft a letter reflecting the characters accepted for encoding in 89-C19 and other actions to the Government of India for Mark Davis' signature. Send to Dr. Ohm Vikas.

[89-A51] Action Item for Rick McGowan: Draft a proposal summary form for the twelve newly accepted Indic characters and forward to WG2. [L2/01-431R]

[89-A52] Action Item for Michel Suignard: Include the twelve accepted Indic characters in PDAM2 comments and include a request for appropriate glyph updates to U+0B66 and U+0A33. [L2/01-430, 431R]

[89-A53] Action Item for Rick McGowan, Editorial Committee: Incorporate Indic documentation updates suggested in L2/01-431R, section 2, into the Unicode Standard.

[89-A54] Action Item for Asmus Freytag: Correct the glyphs for U+0B66 and U+0A33. [L2/01-431R]

WG2 - Consent Docket

[89-C20] Consensus:  The UTC accepts the change in encoding positions for compatibility ideographs to FA45..FA6A.  [L2/01-420]

[89-C21] Consensus:  The UTC accepts the encoding of the Tai Le collection of characters with names (TAI LE LETTER..) and code points (1950..196D, 1970..1974) as described in section 3b, L2/01-420.

[89-C22] Consensus: The UTC approves the addition of U+0234 LATIN SMALL LETTER L
WITH CURL, the encoding of LATIN SMALL LETTER D WITH CURL at U+0221 instead of U+0234, and the encoding of LATIN SMALL LETTER T WITH CURL at U+0236 instead of U+0221. [L2/01-420]

[89-C23] Consensus: The UTC accepts the following list of eight Tamil signs, their names,
and encodings: [L2/01-420]

0BF3    TAMIL DAY SIGN
0BF4    TAMIL MONTH SIGN
0BF5    TAMIL YEAR SIGN
0BF6    TAMIL DEBIT SIGN
0BF7    TAMIL CREDIT SIGN
0BF8    TAMIL AS ABOVE SIGN
0BF9    TAMIL RUPEE SIGN
0BFA    TAMIL NUMBER SIGN

[89-A55] Action Item for Asmus Freytag, Ken Whistler: Develop a consensus proposal on how to respond to the miscellaneous symbol additions from the DPRK standard. [L2/01-420]

WG2 - Resolutions

[89-A56] Action Item for V.S. Umamaheswaran: Ask the Korean Working Group for mapping verifications within a month. [L2/01-392]

89-A57] Action Item for V.S. Umamaheswaran: Produce a document requesting that 10646 parts 1 and 2 be merged into one. [L2/01-392]

[89-C24] Consensus: The UTC confirms the reassignment of the Yijing Monograms to 268A..268F.

[89-A58] Action Item for Ken Whistler: Add to the pipeline all characters accepted or with code point changes agreed to in consensus statements 89-C20..24. [L2/01-420]

WG2 - Khmer

[89-A59] Action Item for Ken Whistler, Rick McGowan, Asmus Freytag: Produce a technical document that discusses implementing Khmer using the Unicode model.

[89-A60] Action Item for Asmus Freytag: Arrange an ad hoc meeting on Khmer in Dublin, May 2002.

[89-A61] Action Item for Officers: Consider a request to fund a representative from Cambodia to attend the next UTC.

[89-A62] Action Item for Rick McGowan: Create a mapping table between the Khmer virama and subscript models.

[89-A63] Action Item for Lisa Moore: Add Khmer to the agenda for UTC 90.


November 9, 2001

PRESENT: Adobe Systems, Inc.; Apple Computer (by proxy); Basis Technology; Compaq Computer (by proxy); HP Co.; IBM Corporation; Microsoft Corporation; PeopleSoft; RLG; SAP AG; Sybase, Inc; Trigeminal Software; Unisys Corporation (by proxy).

NOT PRESENT: Government of India, MIT; Government of Pakistan, NLA; Justsystem Corp.; NCR Corporation; Oracle Corp.; Progress Software; Reuters, Ltd.; RWS Group LLC; Sun Microsystems.

Total members represented: 13, Total not represented: 9

Technical Reports - Compression

[89-C25] Consensus: The UTC authorizes a proposed update to Unicode Technical Standard #6  A Standard Compression Scheme for Unicode.

[89-A64] Action Item for Asmus Freytag: Post a proposed update to Unicode Technical Standard #6  A Standard Compression Scheme for Unicode.

Technical Reports - Math

[89-A65] Action Item for Mark Davis, Editorial Committee: Create a proposal for Technical Notes that can be used for some of the information currently in the Proposed Draft Unicode Technical Report #25 Unicode Support in Mathematics.

UTC-16 data type in C/C++

[89-A66] Action Item for Matthias Mittlestein: Work with Mike Ksar and write up a report on the status of UTF-16 support in C/C++ for UTC distribution.

W3C - XML Identifiers

[89-C25] Consensus: The UTC supports the proposal for characters allowed in XML identifiers that is documented in section A of L2/01-454.

[89-A67] Action Item for Mark Davis: Update the proposal for a policy on characters allowed in XML identifiers with comments received during discussion and forward to the W3C. [L2/01-454]

[89-A68] Action Item for Mark Davis, Ken Whistler, Editorial Committee: More thoroughly document the policy on use of characters in identifiers from section B of  L2/01-454, and forward to WG2.

[89-M10] Motion: The UTC agrees to adding a policy that a) there will be no more non-characters so that the ranges are stable, and b) that default ignorable characters will not be assigned outside of the default ignorable code point ranges. [L2/01-454]

Moved by Ken Whistler, seconded by Mark Davis

12 for (Adobe, Apple, Basis, HP, IBM, Microsoft, PeopleSoft, RLG, SAP, Sybase, Trigeminal, Unisys)
0 against
1 abstain (Compaq)

[89-A69] Action Item for Mark Davis, Editorial Committee: Amend the Unicode policies statement to address keeping code point ranges stable regarding non-characters and default ignorable characters. (See 89-M10). [L2/01-454]

[89-A70] Action Item for Ken Whistler, Editorial Committee: Add language to the standard on identifiers that describes the use of stable identifiers for meta-languages, and the tradeoffs involved in using them. [L2/01-454]

Properties - Aliases

[89-M11] Motion: The UTC accepts two files of aliases of property values for inclusion in the 3.2 beta.  These files will be updated as new properties are added. [L2/01-396R2]

Moved by Mark Davis, seconded by Eric Muller

10 for (Adobe, Apple, Basis, HP, IBM, Microsoft, PeopleSoft, RLG, Sybase, Trigeminal)
0 against
3 abstain (Compaq, SAP, Unisys)

[89-A71] Action Item for Mark Davis: Regenerate the two files for property aliases and add to the 3.2 beta. [L2/01-396R2]

JIS X 0213 FAQ

[89-A72] Action Item for Rick McGowan: Update the JIS X 0213 FAQ and after review by Julie Allen, post on the website. [L2/01-442]

Block Boundary Fixes

[89-C26] Consensus: The UTC supports updating Blocks.txt to use the name "Private Use Area" for E000..F8FF. [L2/01-422]

[89-C27] Consensus: The UTC supports updating the end range in Blocks.txt for CJK Unifed Ideographs Extension A from 4DB5 to 4DBF. [L2/01-422]

[89-C28] Consensus: The UTC supports updating the end range in Blocks.txt for Hangul Syllables from D7A3 to D7AF. [L2/01-422]

[89-C29] Consensus: The UTC supports updating the end range in Blocks.txt for Arabic Presentation Forms-B from FEFE to FEFF. [L2/01-422]

[89-A73] Action Item for Ken Whistler: Update Blocks.txt to incorporate changes to names and ranges approved in consensus statements 89-C26..C29, add the updated files to the 3.2 beta, and write a document for WG2 that forwards UTC comments. [L2/01-422]

Arabic Enclosing Marks

[89-C27] Consensus: For the ARABIC END OF AYAH the UTC prefers the head model rather than the tail model, like the Syriac abbreviation mark. [L2/01-428]

[89-C28] Consensus: It should be made clear in the standard that the graphical display of combining enclosing marks apply to preceding grapheme clusters. [L2/01-428]

UTC Membership Roll Call Adjustment:
NOT PRESENT:  SAP no longer present.
Total members represented: 12; Total not represented: 10

[89-A74] Action Item for Mark Davis: Communicate the results of the discussion of Arabic enclosing marks to the bidi committee (89-C27..28). Also, ask the bidi committee to investigate implementations of ARABIC END OF AYAH. [L2/01-428]

[89-A75] Action Item for Mark Davis, Editorial Committee: Update the standard to say that combining marks apply to grapheme clusters (89-C27..28). [L2/01-428]

Dingbat Unification Rules

[89-C29] Consensus: The UTC removes the restriction that the characters in the Zapf dingbat block only have the Zapf dingbat shape.  On a case by case basis, it may make sense to unify these characters with other shapes.  [L2/01-450]

[89-A76] Action Item for Asmus Freytag, Editorial Committee: Draft appropriate text which removes the restriction that the characters in the Zapf dingbat block only have the Zapf dingbat shape (89-C29). [L2/01-450]

Korean Syllable Structure

[89-C30] Consensus: The UTC authorizes changing the structure of grapheme clusters to recognize that one or more L and V, and zero or more Ts are valid grapheme clusters.  Make appropriated changes to the discussion of syllabification and default rendering for Korean in the standard.

[89-A77] Action Item for Mark Davis, Editorial Committee: Update the text of the standard and Unicode Technical Report #18 Unicode Regular Expression Guidelines regarding Korean syllabification and default rendering for version 3.2 (89-C29).

Comments on DIS 2375

[89-A78] Action Item for Joan Aliprand, Ed Hart: Send comments to the editor of DIS 2375 (registration of escape sequences and character sets) that relay our appreciation of the quality of disposition of comments. [L2/01-437R, 455]

WG20

[89-A79] Action Item for Sandra Martin O'Donnell, Ken Whistler: Add additional US comments to the issues list in Annex D of 14652. [L2/01-367]

[89-A80] Action Item for Lisa Moore: Ask the convener of WG20 to ensure that national bodies are contacted to add their issues to the list in Annex D of 14652. [L2/01-367]

[89-A81] Action Item for Mark Davis: Examine the current collation order of Korean in the UCA.



UTC Attendees
 

Attendees:

Representing:

Joan Aliprand

RLG

Debbie Anderson

UC Berkeley

Joe Becker

Xerox

Mark Davis

IBM

Asmus Freytag

Basis

Deborah Goldsmith

Apple

Michael Kaplan

Trigeminal

Mike Ksar 

 SC2/WG2

Rick McGowan 

Unicode

Matthias Mittelstein

SAP

Lisa Moore

IBM

Eric Muller

Adobe

John O'Conner

Sun

Toby Phipps

PeopleSoft

Gabriel Plumlee

PeopleSoft

Lynn Ruggles

HP

Murray Sargent 

Microsoft

Markus Scherer

IBM

Michel Suignard

Microsoft

V.S. Umamaheswaran

IBM

Ken Whistler

Sybase

Cathy Wissink

Microsoft

Jianping Yang

Oracle



UTC Full Member Attendance Roster
 

Member

11/6/01

11/7/01

11/8/01

11/9/01

1. Adobe Systems, Inc.

 yes

yes 

yes 

yes 

2. Apple Computer, Inc.

 yes

yes

yes

yes (proxy)

3. Basis Technology

yes

yes

yes

yes

4. Compaq Computer Corporation

yes (proxy)

yes (proxy)

yes (proxy)

yes (proxy)

5. Gov't of India, MIT

 

 

 

 

6. Gov't of Pakistan, NLA 

 

 

 

 

7. Hewlett-Packard Company

 yes

yes

yes

yes

8. IBM Corporation

yes

yes

yes

yes

9. Justsystem Corporation

 

 

 

 

10. Microsoft Corporation

yes

yes

yes

yes

11. NCR Corporation

yes

yes

yes

yes

12. Oracle Corporation

 

 

yes

 

13. PeopleSoft

 

 

yes

yes

14. Progress Software

 

 

 

 

15. RLG, Inc.

yes

yes

yes

yes

16. Reuters, Ltd.

 

 

 

 

17. RWS, Ltd.

 

 

 

 

18. SAP AG

 

 

yes

yes

19. Sun Microsystems, Inc.

 yes

yes

yes 

 

20. Sybase, Inc.

yes

yes

yes

yes

21. Trigeminal

 yes

yes 

 yes

 yes

22. Unisys

yes (proxy)

yes (proxy)

yes (proxy)

yes (proxy)