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InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards

INCITS Secretariat, Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)
1250 Eye St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005
Telephone 202-737-8888; Fax 202-638-4922;
Email: incits@itic.org

ACTION REQUESTED
 
Date: April 7, 2008
Enclosure: Template for Comments
Reply to: Deborah J. Spittle
Phone: 202-626-5746
Email: dspittle@itic.org


INCITS/L2 Rec. Due: April 25, 2008
Anticipated INCITS EB Ballot: April 25, 2008 - May 9, 2008
Possible INCITS EB Letter Ballot Resolution Meeting:
May 12, 2008 - May 21, 2008
U.S. Vote to ANSI: May 22, 2008
JTC 1 Closing Date: May 28, 2008


To: INCITS/L2 Chair: E.Muller - ACTION REQUIRED 
Subject: Advance Transmittal of ISO/IEC 10646:2003/FDAM4, Information technology - Universal Multiple-Octet Coded Character Set (UCS)
AMENDMENT 4: Cham, Game Tiles, and other characters

The subject-referenced FDAM is enclosed for action and information as indicated. The document is distributed for ISO/IEC JTC 1 final letter ballot. The U.S. TAG is required to recommend a vote for the National Body.

The subject-referenced FDAM is enclosed for action and information as indicated. The document is distributed for ISO/IEC JTC 1 final letter ballot. The U.S. TAG is required to recommend a vote for the National Body.   The FDAM ballot began March 28, 2008 and ends May 28, 2008 (2-months only).

ACTION #1 - Recommendation for U.S. Vote

The committee is to coordinate and develop the U.S. recommended position to INCITS EB for approval for submission to ISO/IEC JTC 1. The position must be submitted in a format consistent with the guidelines specified by the JTC 1 Directives, Annex H, 5th edition.

The position options are:

Approval of the technical content of the FDIS/FDAM/FDISP as presented;

Disapproval of the FDIS/FDAM/for technical reasons to be stated;

Abstention

Any comments developed in support of the U.S. position should be presented in the enclosed ISO Comments Template document.

In preparation for submitting the proposed U.S. National Body position for the FDIS ballot, the committee should conduct a 30-day letter ballot or roll call vote.  

Alternately, if there are no substantive changes to a position that has been previously approved then the US TAG Chair or IR can immediately return the recommended position to the INCITS Secretariat without waiting for an US TAG meeting.  However if comments were accommodated at the FPDAM ballot resolution meeting which resulted in a change of the U.S. position,  such as,  approve with comments on the FPDAM ballot to approve, or disapprove on the FPDAM ballot to approve, the two-third voting approval is required for the TC change of vote.

For conditional votes on FPDAM, the disposition of comments showing the resolution of the US comments should be submitted for INCITS Executive Board letter ballot.  
IMPORTANT

The committee should return the U.S. recommendation to the INCITS Secretariat for approval by a INCITS letter ballot no later than April 25, 2008 so that, if necessary, the Executive Board letter ballot resolution meeting may be scheduled and the U.S. vote forwarded to ANSI by to the JTC 1 closing date of May 28, 2008.

ACTION #2 - Recommendation for INCITS Adoption

The committee should notify the INCITS Secretariat if this standard is unsuitable for adoption as an American National Standard.  A vote of majority approval accompanied by comments specifying the reasons for non-adoption is required. The recommendation for non-adoption should be sent simultaneously. INCITS will adopt the ISO/IEC Standard unless notified, see INCITS Adoption Policy.

ACTION REQUIRED BY INCITS

INCITS EB members are required to begin reviewing the document in preparation for expeditiously determining their vote when the U.S. TAG recommendation is submitted for approval. 

INCITS members should review the FDAM document at this time and anticipate the INCITS Letter Ballot on this subject posted to the Online Balloting System .