UTC 97 & INCITS Subgroup L2 194 Joint Meeting
Baltimore, MD -- November 4 - 7, 2003
Hosted by Johns Hopkins University
November 7, 2003


Unicode Technical Committee meeting times:
    Tuesday, November 4        10 am to 6 pm
    Wednesday, November 5    9 am to 6 pm
    Thursday, November 6        9 am to 6 pm
    Friday, November 7            9:30 am to 12 pm, 3 pm to 5 pm

L2 Plenary meeting time:
    Friday, November 7            1 pm to 3 pm

Annual Members meeting time:
    Friday, November 7            9 am to 9:30 am

Scheduled discussions:

Agenda Item


Date and Time (PDT)

B.14.1 Cuneiform (ICE)
Tinney Tuesday, 3 pm
B.16 Han Ideographs
Wednesday, 1 pm


A. Administrative Issues

A.1 UTC membership roll call
  A.1.1 Call for proxies
  A.1.2 Roll call

A.2 Declaration of joint meeting

A.3 Registration of new documents

A.4 Approval of joint meeting agenda
Latest version of this document [L2/03-355]

A.5 Minutes and action items
  A.5.1 Approval of minutes of Joint Meeting UTC 96/L2 193 [L2/03-240]
  A.5.2 Review of open action items [L2/SD2]
  Minutes publicly posted at http://www.unicode.org/unicode/consortium/utc-minutes.html

A.6 Calendar Review
  UTC 98/L2 195 - February 2-5, 2004, Mountain View, host Microsoft, Members Mtg
  UTC 99/L2 196 - June 15-18, 2004, Toronto, host IBM
  UTC 100/L2 197 - August 17-20, 2004, Redmond, host Microsoft
  UTC 101/L2 198 - November 15-18, 2004, Cupertino, host Apple, Annual Members Mtg
  Calendar posted at http://www.unicode.org/unicode/timesens/calendar.html

A.7 Letter Ballot Review 

B. Liaison Reports and Technical Topics

B.1  WG2
  B.1.1 Convenor's Report [Ksar]  
  B.1.2 Liaison Report [Freytag, Whistler]
    B.1.2.1 Report on WG2 meeting #44
    B.1.2.2 Resolutions of WG2 meeting #44 [Umamaheswaran. L2/03-390]
  B.1.3. Consent docket [Whistler, L2/03-397]
  B.1.4 WG2 - Action Items [Umamaheswaran]
  B.1.5 Updated Principles and Procedures [Umamaheswaran, L2/03-391]
  B.1.6 Status of merged document [Suignard]
  B.1.7 CJK Ideograph source reference corrections [Suignard, L2/03-367]
  B.1.8 Guideline for handling CJK unification and disunification errors [Umamaheswaran, L2/03-375]

B.2  WG20
  B.2.1 Convenor's Report [Whistler]
  B.2.2 Report on October meeting
B.3 SC2/SC22/SC36
  B.3.1 Liaison Report [Ksar]
    B.3.1.1 Ballot on transfer of the sorting standard 14651 from SC22 to SC2 [L2/03-361,L2/03-385]
    B.3.1.2 SC22 plenary resolutions with comments [Ksar, L2/03-337]  

  B.4.1 Liaison Report [Jenkins]
  B.4.2 IRG Rapporteur's report to WG2 [Zhang, L2/03-370]

  B.5.1 Liaison Report [Ksar]

  B.6.1 Liaison Report [McGowan]
  B.6.2 IAN [Suignard]
B.7 W3C
  B.7.1 Liaison Report [Davis]
  B.7.2 Review of W3C Character Model [Davis]
  B.7.3 Input to the W3C on normalization

B.8 UC Berkeley Department of Linguistics
  B.8.1 Liaison report [Anderson, L2/03-406]

B.9 ILCAA (Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa)
  B.9.1 TDIL government of India issues
  B.9.2 Indic block introductions

  B.10.1 Liaison report [Kaplan]

B.11 Public Review Issues
  B.11.1 Issue 9: Bengali Reph and Ya-Phalaa [Sengupta, L2/03-388; L2/03-389; Nelson, L2/03-394]
  B.11.2 Issue 13: Unicode 4.0.1 Beta [L2/03-389]
  B.11.3 Issue 15: Changing general category of Braille Patterns to Lo [Maartman, L2/03-335;L2/03-389]
    B.11.3.1 Consider collation ramifications
  B.11.4 Issue 16: Update to UAX#29 Text Boundaries [L2/03-389]
  B.11.5 Issue 17: Change status of UTR#18 Unicode Regular Expression Guidelines to UTS [L2/03-389]
  B.11.6 Issue 18: Review of DUTR#23 The Unicode Character Property Model [L2/03-389]
  B.11.7 Issue 19: Review of DUTR#30 Character Foldings [L2/03-389]
  B.11.8 Issue 20: Review of PDUTR#31 Identifier and Pattern Syntax [L2/03-389]
  B.11.9 Issue 21: Change general category of U+200B ZERO WIDTH SPACE from Zs to Cf [L2/03-389]
  B.11.10 Issue 22: Collation mechanism for syllabic scripts [L2/03-389]
  B.11.11 Issue 23: Terminal punctuation characters [L2/03-389]

B.12 Unicode Technical Reports, Standards, and Standard Annexes
  B.12.1 Unicode Technical Standard #10: Unicode Collation Algorithm 
    B.12.1.1 Revisit 90-A45 and 90-M4 (change to Hangul)
  B.12.2 Unicode Technical Report #18: Unicode Regular Expression
    B.12.2.1 Proposed Upgrade
  B.12.3 Draft Unicode Technical Report #23: Character Properties
B.12.3.1 Review new draft [Freytag, L2/03-401]
  B.12.4 Draft Unicode Technical Report #30: Character Foldings
B.12.5 Proposed Draft Unicode Technical Report #31: Identifier and Pattern Syntax
B.12.5.1 Statements regarding identifiers [McGowan, L2/03-341]
  B.12.6 Unicode Standard Annex #9: The Bidirectional Algorithm
    B.12.6.1 Review conformance statement so that 10646 can reference [L2/03-396]
    B.12.6.2 Proposed change to bidi algorithm [Pournader, L2/03-402]
    B.12.6.3 Review proposed update [Davis, L2/03-396]
  B.12.7 Working Draft Proposed Draft Unicode Technical Report #32: Assessing Unicode [Davis, L2/03-196]
    B.12.7.1 Review Michael Kaplan's comments
  B.12.8 Unicode Standard Annex #11: East Asian Width [Freytag, L2/03-419]
  B.12.9 Unicode Standard Annex #14: Line Breaking Properties [Freytag, L2/03-419]
    B.12.9.1 Errata [Freytag]
  B.12.10 Unicode Technical Report #20: Unicode in XML and other Markup Languages [Freytag]
  B.12.11 Unicode Technical Report #25: Unicode support for Mathematics [Freytag]
B.13 Editorial Committee
   B.13.1 Unicode 4.0.1, beta approval
   B.13.2 Timing of the publication of Unicode 4.1

B.14 Scripts, New Characters
  B.14.1 Cuneiform
    B.14.1.1 Report on 11/3/03 meeting
    B.14.1.2 Update on cuneiform encoding
    B.14.1.3 Proposal to encode cuneiform [Everson, L2/03-393R]

  B.14.2 Proposal to encode six HKSCS characters [L2/02-423]
  B.14.3 Buginese [L2/03-320]
  B.14.4 TLG, Additional Greek editorial and punctuation characters [Pantelia, L2/03-324]
  B.14.5 Proposal to encode AFGANI SIGN [Everson, L2/03-330]
  B.14.6 Proposal to encode Irish phonetic letter [Everson, L2/03-331]
  B.14.7 Double oblique hyphen [Everson, L2/03-338, L2/03-329; Anderson, L2/03-347]
  B.14.8 Proposal to encode genealogy and gender studies [Everson, L2/03-364]
  B.14.9 Proposal to add raised small diagonal [Everson, L2/03-379]
  B.14.10 Names of Phags-pa characters
  B.14.11 Clarification and explanation of Tibetan BrdaRten proposal [China, L2/03-392]
  B.14.12 Additional mathematical characters [Freytag, L2/03-410]
  B.14.13 Vertical Four Dots [L2/03-354]
  B.14.14 Tai Leu [L2/03-321, L2/03-365]
  B.14.15 Phoenic symbols used in dictionaries [L2/03-359]

B.15 Properties 
  B.15.1 Change ZWSP from Zs to Cf
  B.15.2 Ethiopic properties [Davis, L2/03-279; Yacob, L2/03-298]
  B.15.3 Line breaking property exceptions [Freytag]
  B.15.4 East Asian Width property changes [Freytag]
  B.15.5 Behavior of Combining Grapheme Joiner [Whistler, L2/03-403]
  B.15.6 Derived core property Base_character
  B.15.7 Boundary neutral [L2/03-405]
  B.15.8 Script code exceptions [Suignard, L2/03-427]

B.16 Han Ideographs
  B.16.1 Issues [Cook, L2/03-362]
  B.16.2 Analysis of proposed DPRK compatibility characters [Chang, L2/03-346]
  B.16.3 Chinese character description language (CDL) [Cook, L2/03-387; Bishop and Cook, L2/03-404]
  B.16.4 Proposal for the Basic International CJK Subset [Lunde, L2/03-407]
  B.16.5 Unencoded characters in GB 18030 and HK-SCS [Goldsmith, Muller, L2/03-411]
  B.16.6 Unihan updates [Cook, L2/03-285, L2/03-288; Nguyen, L2/03-398; Fok, L2/03-399]
  B.16.7 Variation sequences for CJK Compatibility characters [Muller, L2/03-294, L2/03-417]
  B.16.8 Status of the ideographic description sequences for Extension B [Jenkins, L2/03-405
  B.16.9 Ideograph Variation Selector and Variation Collection Identifier [Hiura, L2/03-413]

B.17 ISO Country Codes
  B.17.1 Royalties for usage of ISO country codes [ANSI, L2/03-306; ISO, L2/03-340; INCITS, L2/03-348]
  B.,17.2 Reassignment of the cs country code

B.18 Hebrew issues [L2/03-344, L2/03-345]

B.19 Proposal to add a header to UnicodeData.txt [Davis]

B.20 Base character definition [Davis, L2/03-041R2]

B.21 Named composite entities [Whistler, L2/03-400]

B.22 Proposal for making Property (Value) Aliases.txt machine readable [Freytag, L2/03-310]

C. Miscellaneous

C.1 Guidelines for internet connection capability for UTC meetings [Moore, L2/03-395]

C.2 Update to UTC Procedures

D. Close of Joint Meeting

D.1 Review of UTC motions (recommendations to L2) [L2/03-357]

D.2 UTC position on current ballots [Wissink]

D.3 Closing of joint meeting