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Ballot Results for 2007

Letter ballot closing on November 25, 2007

Doc# Subject Source INCITS
Due Date
Approval
Criteria
L2/07-409 ISO/IEC 10646:2003/FDAM 3, Information Technology – Universal Multiple-Octet Coded Character Set (UCS) – Amendment 3: Lepcha, Ol Chiki, Suarashtra, Vai, and other characters SC2 N3979 November 25, 2007 2/3

Resolved 8:0:0:2 to approve with comment:

In page 18, the graphic symbols of two characters 0333 COMBINING DOUBLE LOW LINE and 0347 COMBINING EQUALS SIGN BELOW have been inappropriately modified compared to ISO/IEC 10646:2003. The double low line should never be narrower than the equals sign (they were roughly identical in ISO/IEC 10646:2003). The combining double low line should have the same width as the combining single low line (code position 0332) as originally in ISO/IEC 10646:2003 and the combining equals sign below should have the same width as the combining minus sign below (code position 0320). A note along the following lines would be desirable:

NOTE - This amendment contains graphic symbols for 0333 COMBINING DOUBLE LOW LINE and 0347 COMBINING EQUALS SIGN BELOW which have been incorrectly modified. The graphic symbol for 0333 should be restored to the symbol used in ISO/IEC 10646:2003, while the graphic symbol for 0347 should be narrowed to a width comparable with the graphic symbol for 0320 COMBINING MINUS SIGN BELOW.

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Abstain: none
No vote: Sybase, Yahoo!

Voted during meeting #210, San José, October 2007

Doc# Subject Source INCITS
Due Date
Approval
Criteria
L2/07-375 Project Subdivision Proposal for ISO/IEC 14651:2007/Amendment 1 SC2 N3969 November 25, 2007 2/3

Resolved 10:0:0:0 to approve the subdivision.

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Against: none
Abstain: none
No vote: none

L2/07-377 Project Subdivision Proposal for ISO/IEC 10646:2003/Amendment 6 SC2 N3973 November 27, 2007 2/3

Resolved 10:0:0:0 to approve the subdivision.

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Against: none
Abstain: none
No vote: none

L2/07-378 Project Subdivision Proposal for Consolidating ISO/IEC 10646:2003 and Amendment 1-5 in a New Edition of ISO/IEC 10646 SC2 N3974 November 27, 2007 2/3

Resolved 10:0:0:0 to approve the subdivision.

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Against: none
Abstain: none
No vote: none

L2/07-403 2007 Five-Year Maintenance Review of INCITS/L2 Standards:
  • INCITS/ISO/IEC 2375 :2003 [2003] Information technology - Procedure for registration of escape sequences and coded character sets (Revision of ISO 2375:1985)
  • INCITS/ISO/IEC 8859-7 :2003 [2003] Information technology - 8-bit single-byte coded graphic character sets - Part 7: Latin/Greek alphabet
  • INCITS/ISO/IEC 4873 :1991 [R2003] 8-bit code for information interchange - structure and rules for implementation (Revision and Redisignation of X3.134.1:199x)
  • INCITS/ISO/IEC 14651:2001/AM1 :2003 [2003 ] International String Ordering and comparison -- Method for Comparing Character Strings and Description of the common template tailorable ordering Amendment 1
in071354 January 14, 2008

Resolved 10:0:0:0 to reaffirm these four standards.

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L2/07-222 Delegation to international meeting IRG #29 WG2 IRG N 1340   1/2

Resolved 10:0:0:0 that the delegates are Rick McGowan (HoD), Mark Davis, John Jenkins, Ken Lunde, Lisa Moore, Eric Muller, Michel Suignard, Ienup Sung, and that Richard Cook, Lee Collins, Dirk Meyer are invited experts.

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Letter ballot closing on September 13, 2007

Doc# Subject Source INCITS
Due Date
Approval
Criteria
L2/07-379 Withdrawal of ISO/IEC TR 14652   September 13, 2007  

Resolved 10:0:0:0 to approve the 2007 SC22 Plenary resolution Withdrawing of ISO/IEC 14652.

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Abstain: none
No vote: none

Voted during meeting #209, Redmond, August 2007

Doc# Subject Source INCITS
Due Date
Approval
Criteria
L2/07-267 Modification of the SC2 Program of work JTC1 N8638 August 22, 2007 2/3

Resolved 9:0:0:1 to approve the modification.

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Abstain: none
No vote: Yahoo!

L2/07-179 (additional files) ISO/IEC 10646: 2003/PDAM 5, Information technology – Universal Multiple-Octet Coded Character Set (UCS) – AMENDMENT 5: Meitei Mayek, Bamum, Tai Viet, Avestan, Egyptian Hieroglyphs, CJK Unified Ideographs Extension C, and other characters SC2 N3940 August 29, 2007 2/3

Resolved 9:0:0:1 to disapprove with comments, as documented in L2/07-276. Satisfying comment T.5 would change the vote to an approval.

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Against: none
Abstain: none
No vote: Yahoo!

Summary of Voting: SC2 N3959 (= L2/07-314)
Disposition of Comments: SC2 N3976 (= L2/07-318)

L2/07-210 ISO/IEC 10646: 2003/FPDAM 4, Information technology – Universal Multiple-Octet Coded Character Set (UCS) – AMENDMENT 4: Lanna, Cham, Game Tiles, and other characters SC2 N3943 August 29, 2007 2/3

Resolved 9:0:0:1 to approve with comments, as documented in L2/07-275.

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Against: none
Abstain: none
No vote: Yahoo!

Summary of Voting: SC2 N3960 (= L2/07-312)
Disposition of Comments: SC2 N3975 (= L2/07-317)

L2/07-204 2007 Five-Year Maintenance Review of INCITS/L2 Standards:
  • ISO/IEC 8859-1:1998 Information technology -- 8-bit single-byte coded graphic character sets -- Part 1: Latin alphabet No. 1
  • ISO/IEC 8859-4:1998 Information technology -- 8-bit single-byte coded graphic character sets -- Part 4: Latin alphabet No. 4
  • ISO/IEC 8859-10:1998 Information technology -- 8-bit single-byte coded graphic character sets -- Part 10: Latin alphabet No. 6
  • ISO/IEC 8859-13:1998 Information technology -- 8-bit single-byte coded graphic character sets -- Part 13: Latin alphabet No. 7
  • ISO/IEC 8859-14:1998 Information technology -- 8-bit single-byte coded graphic character sets -- Part 14: Latin alphabet No. 8 (Celtic)
August 14, 2007 2/3

Resolved 9:0:0:1 to recommend stabilization of those standards.

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Against: none
Abstain: none
No vote: Yahoo!

L2/07-220 2007 Five-Year Maintenance Review of INCITS/L2 Standards:
  • INCITS/ISO 6429 - 1992 [1999] Information technology - Control functions for coded character sets
  • INCITS/ISO 2047 - 1975 [1999] Information Processing - Graphical representations for the control characters of the 7-bit coded character set
August 14, 2007 2/3

Resolved 9:0:0:1 to recommend stabilization of those standards.

Rationale: These standards are the unmodified, national versions of the international standards ISO/IEC 6429:1992 and ISO 2047:1975, and those international standards are stabilized (according to http://isotc.iso.org/livelink/livelink/fetch/2000/2489/Ittf_Home/Jtc1StabilizedStandards.pdf).

For: Adobe, Apple, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Sun, Sybase, Unicode
Against: none
Abstain: none
No vote: Yahoo!

L2/07-204 2007 Five-Year Maintenance Review of INCITS/L2 Standards:
  • ISO/IEC 2375:2003 Information technology -- Procedure for registration of escape sequences and coded character sets
  • ISO/IEC 8859-7:2003 Information technology -- 8-bit single-byte coded graphic character sets -- Part 7: Latin/Greek alphabet
August 14, 2007 2/3

Resolved 9:0:0:1 to recommend confirmation of those standards.

For: Adobe, Apple, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Sun, Sybase, Unicode
Against: none
Abstain: none
No vote: Yahoo!

  2007 Five-Year Maintenance Review of INCITS/L2 Standards:
  • ISO/IEC 10646:2003 Information technology -- Universal Multiple-Octet Coded Character Set (UCS)
August 14, 2007 2/3

Resolved 9:0:0:1 to recommend revision/admendment to this standard (Amendments 4 and 5 are currently being processed).

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Against: none
Abstain: none
No vote: Yahoo!

Voted during meeting #208, Mountain View, May 2007

Doc# Subject Source INCITS
Due Date
Approval
Criteria
L2/07-127 INCITS/L2 Endorsement Vote - US Candidate for SC 2/WG 2 Convener INCITS

Resolved 8:0:0:2 to endorse Mr. Mike Ksar as the US candidate for the position of SC 2/WG 2 Convener.

L2 would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Ksar for his service.

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Abstain: none
No vote: HP, IBM

L2/07-177 Nomination of Mr. Tatsuo Kobayashi as the Chairman of SC 2 for the second term. SC2 N3934 2/3

Resolved 8:0:0:2 to endorse Mr. Tatsuo Kobayashi for the position of SC 2 Chairman

L2 would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Kobayashi for his service.

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Abstain: none
No vote: HP, IBM

L2/07-181 Consolidation of the ISO/IEC POSIX Standard into a single Document CT 22 June 1, 2007 2/3

Resolved 7:0:1:2 to support the consolidation in a single document.

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Against: none
Abstain: Google
No vote: HP, IBM

L2/07-180 SC22 N4205 - Canadian Contribution to the 25-28 September 2007 JTC 1/ SC 22 Plenary on the Transfer of ISO/IEC TR 14652. Currently this TR resides in the INCITS L2 programme of work. L2 needs to review document SC22 N4205 and decide whether or not they wish to retain this TR. L2's recommendation will be sent to the CT22 Chairman for discussion at the August 2007 CT22 meeting, in preparation for the SC22 Plenary in September 2007. August 1, 2007 2/3

Resolved 7:0:1:2 to recommend that L2 retain ISO/IEC TR 14652 on its program of work.

In view of the fact that L2 has reviewed this Technical Report extensively in the past, it is appropriate that any future revision also be reviewed by L2.

L2 would also like to point out an error in the SC35 resolution quoted in document SC22 N4205. ISO/IEC TR 14652 is not an “International Standard”; it is a Type 1 Technical Report, as “the required support [could not] be obtained for the publication of an International Standard, despite repeated effort.”

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Against: none
Abstain: Microsoft
No vote: HP, IBM

L2/07-183 ISO/IEC FDIS 14651:2006, Information Technology – International string ordering and comparison – Method for comparing character strings and description of the common template tailorable ordering SC2 N3939 2/3

Resolved 8:0:0:2 to approve ISO/IEC FDIS 14651:2007.

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Against: none
Abstain: none
No vote: HP, IBM

L2/07-178 Project Subdivision Proposal for ISO/IEC 10646:2003/Amendment 5 SC2 N3937 2/3

Resolved 8:0:0:2 to approve the subdivision of work.

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Against: none
Abstain: none
No vote: HP, IBM

L2/07-176 2007 Five-Year Maintenance Review of INCITS/L2 Standards:
  • ISO/IEC 646:1991 Information technology -- ISO 7-bit coded character set for information interchange
  • ISO 962:1974 Information processing -- Implementation of the 7- bit coded character set and its 7- bit and 8-bit extensions on 9- track 12,7 mm (0.5 in) magnetic tape
  • ISO 1113:1979 Information processing -- Representation of the 7- bit coded character set on punched tape
  • ISO 3275:1974 Information processing -- Implementation of the 7- bit coded character set and its 7- bit and 8- bit extensions on 3,81 mm magnetic cassette for data interchange
  • ISO/IEC 4873:1991 Information technology -- ISO 8-bit code for information interchange -- Structure and rules for implementation
  • ISO 5426:1983 Extension of the Latin alphabet coded character set for bibliographic information interchange
  • ISO 5427:1984 Extension of the Cyrillic alphabet coded character set for bibliographic information interchange
  • ISO 5428:1984 Greek alphabet coded character set for bibliographic information interchange
  • ISO/IEC 6429:1992 Information technology -- Control functions for coded character sets
  • ISO 6438:1983 Documentation -- African coded character set for bibliographic information interchange
  • ISO 6586:1980 Data processing -- Implementation of the ISO 7- bit and 8- bit coded character sets on punched cards
  • ISO 6936:1988 Information processing -- Conversion between the two coded character sets of ISO 646 and ISO 6937-2 and the CCITT international telegraph alphabet No. 2 (ITA 2)
  • ISO/IEC 7350:1991 Information technology -- Registration of repertoires of graphic characters from ISO/IEC 10367
  • ISO/IEC 10367:1991 Information technology -- Standardized coded graphic character sets for use in 8-bit codes
2/3

Resolved 8:0:0:2 to stabilize those standards.

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Against: none
Abstain: none
No vote: HP, IBM

Voted during meeting #207, Mountain View, February 2007

Doc# Subject Source INCITS
Due Date
Approval
Criteria
L2/06-406: ballot, text, Am3names.txt, JIExt.txt ISO/IEC 10646:2003/FPDAM 3, Information Technology – Universal Multiple-Octet Coded Character Set (UCS) – Amendment 3: Lepcha, Ol Chiki, Suarashtra, Vai, and other characters SC2 N3909 March 19, 2007 2/3
Resolved 8:0:0:1 to approve with comments, as documented in L2/07-078.

For: Adobe, Apple, IBM, Microsoft, Sun, Sybase, Unicode, Yahoo!
Against: none
Abstain: none
No vote: HP

L2/06-407: ballot, text, Am4names.txt, CJKU_SR.txt ISO/IEC 10646:2003/PDAM 4, Information Technology – Universal Multiple-Octet Coded Character Set (UCS) – Amendment 4: Lanna, Cham, Game Tiles, CJK Unified Ideographs Extension C, and other characters SC2 N3914 February 27, 2007 2/3
Resolved 8:0:0:1 to disapprove with comments, as documented in L2/07-079. Satisfying comment T.1 would change the vote to an “approve”.

For: Adobe, Apple, IBM, Microsoft, Sun, Sybase, Unicode, Yahoo!
Against: none
Abstain: none
No vote: HP

L2/06-405 Proposed Modification to the SC 2 Programme of Work JTC1 N8444 February 01, 2006 2/3
Resolved 8:0:0:1 to approve

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Against: none
Abstain: none
No vote: HP

Letter ballot closing on January 29, 2007

Doc# Subject Source INCITS
Due Date
Approval
Criteria
L2/07-025 ISO 4217 – Financial Services – Codes for the representation of currencies and funds; Amendment 1 January 29, 2007 2/3
Resolved 8:0:0:1 to reply to X9:

Thank you very much for taking into account L2’s comments in the revision of ISO 4217. We believe that the resulting changes represent a significant improvement and accommodate adequately the most important comments.

In response to the yellow sticky note on page 5 of the Amendment, about Madagascar: It should be spelled “Malagasy ariary”a (133,000 Google hits), not “Malagascy ariary” (65 Google hits).

For: Adobe, Apple, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Sun, Sybase, Unicode.
Against: none
Abstain: none
No vote: Yahoo!

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