From: Raymond Coleman
Sent: Monday, March 31, 2003 12:51 PM
Cc: Roz Waddell
Subject: Canadas submission
on JTC1 N7025
Waddell is away and I want to make sure that this is submitted on time.
Our delegate to the meeting will be Mr. Alain Labonte, the paperwork will
Canada is of the opinion that cultural
and linguistic adaptability (CLA) is a JTC1-wide matter whose scope goes beyond
the one of SC2, SC22/WG20 and SC35, which formed the previous TD on CLA.
CLA should be seriously examined each time a new work item proposal has
to be made. Currently there is a question on that matter that is sometimes
ignored by proposers who still use the old form (the one that existed prior to
the 1999 JTC1 Plenary).JTC 1 should ensure that all SCs use the new form when
submitting a new work item proposal and complete the box on CLA
involved everytime input and output from/to an end-used is made by I.T.
applications, and whenever text data is exchanged and processed
(compared/sorted/searched), even in invisible, under-the-hood,
To help guide every SC in examining errors to be avoided and
CLA-conformant tasks to do in early design of a standard, it is proposed that a
technical report type-3 be produced on how to draft international standards in a
Such a work item has already been proposed by Canada in
SC35 (see document SC35 N0202 -- Guidelines for drafting ISO/IEC standards
respecting cultural and linguistic adaptability principles) in the beginning of
2001 and the work item was approved but the proposer could not continue his work
for administrative reasons.
This NP suggested the following diocuments as
a starting point:
- Identification of Cultural and Linguistic
Adaptability and User Interfaces related areas (document JTC 1 N5608)
Report to JTC1: work on electronic commerce standardization to be initiated,
BT-EC (document JTC 1 N5296)
- SC22's TR 11017 - Framework for
- Recommendations of the Paris December 1998 CLAUI
meeting (document JTC1 N5629, in particular recommendations on unambiguous
culturally-neutral identifiers, character coding directions, multilingual
provisions in metadata elements, and so on) as adopted by the 1999 Rio de
Janeiro JTC1 Plenary (document JTC1 N5748).
- Electronic commerce and
Cultural and Linguistic Adaptability and User Interfaces related areas :
practical examples and horizontal issues (document JTC1 N5626)
- Work under
development on ISO/IEC 18038 Identification and Mapping of Various Categories of
- Work under development on ISO/IEC 18022
Identification, Mapping and IT-enablement of existing standards for widely used
To this should be added the heritage in documents
produced by the CLAUI TD since 1998.