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Unicode Editorial Committee

The Unicode Editorial Committee is broadly responsible for the editorial tasks of the Unicode Consortium. The goal of the Editorial Committee is to assist all of the Unicode Consortium members, officers, and staff in providing uniformly high quality documentation, and to make it easy for enterprises and communities worldwide to access and use the Consortium's freely available specifications and data.

The Editorial Committee works closely with the technical committees of the Unicode Consortium, which are responsible for the content of the various technical specifications of the Consortium. The Editorial Committee assists the members of those technical committees and the individual authors and editors of technical specifications in the final editing and publication of those specifications.

The Unicode officers have also delegated responsibility to the Editorial Committee for the overall maintenance of the content of the Unicode website, including policies, membership information, FAQs, and all other general information on the site.

Over the years, many individuals have contributed to the technical specifications of the Unicode Consortium and to other content of the Unicode website, whether as authors of original proposals archived in the UTC Document Register, by feedback on Public Review Issues, through email, forums, and technical committee discussions, or by other formal feedback. Details about these many contributors can be found at Acknowledgements.

Meetings

The Editorial Committee meets face-to-face on a regular basis, usually one day a month at the Consortium headquarters in Mountain View, or as needed, depending on current workload. It also holds periodic, shorter teleconferences devoted to specific editorial tasks.

Editorial Committee Regular Participants

Regular participants in the Editorial Committee attend the meetings on an ongoing basis, either in person or via teleconference, and regularly assist in the direct editorial maintenance of various documents and web pages. Current regular participants include:

Editorial Committee Regular Participants

Julie D. Allen Rick McGowan
Deborah Anderson Lisa Moore
Joe Becker Eric Muller
Mark Davis Roozbeh Pournader
Laurențiu Iancu Michel Suignard
Richard Ishida Ken Whistler (Chair)

Contributing Editors

In addition to the regular participants in the Editorial Committee, many individuals contribute to the editorial work of the Unicode Consortium as editors or co-editors of particular technical specifications. These contributing editors are responsible for the ongoing editorial maintenance of these specifications and also occasionally join the Editorial Committee meetings for final editorial work on their documents. Note that editorial work on UTS #35 is handled specifically by the CLDR-TC.

The list of contributing editors changes from time to time as new specifications are created or editorial responsibility changes hands. The current list of contributing editors for specifications in active development and maintenance is:

Contributing Editors

Editor Specification(s)
Richard Cook UAX #38, UTS #37
Mark Davis UAX #9, UAX #15, UAX #24, UAX #29, UAX #31, UAX #44, UTS #10, UTS #18, UTS #22, UTS #35 Part 1, UTS #39, UTS #46, UTR #36
Peter Edberg UTS #35 Part 4
John Emmons UTS #35 Part 3
Asmus Freytag UTR #23
Andrew Glass UAX #9
Andy Heninger UAX #14, UTS #18
LaurenČ›iu Iancu UAX #41, UAX #44
Richard Ishida UTR #20
Koji Ishii UTR #50
John Jenkins UAX #38, UAX #45, UTS #37
Aharon Lanin UAX #9
Steven Loomis UTS #35 Parts 6 and 7
Ken Lunde UAX #11, UAX #38, UTS #37
Rick McGowan UAX #41 (and dormant specifications not in current maintenance)
Eric Muller UAX #42
Addison Phillips UAX #34
Murray Sargent III UTR #25
Markus Scherer UTS #10, UTS #22, UTS #35 Part 5
Michel Suignard UTS #39, UTS #46, UTR #36
Yoshito Umaoka UTS #35 Part 2
Ken Whistler UAX #15, UAX #24, UAX #44, UTS #10, UTR #23

Code Charts Editors

The code charts for the Unicode Standard constitute a specialized area of editorial expertise. They are maintained in synchrony with the published code charts for ISO/IEC 10646, so require close cooperation with the project editor for that standard. The processing of the Unicode names list and the large collection of fonts necessary for the code charts production is done with custom layout tooling known as Unibook. Many people help in the review of all the content in the code charts, but the following individuals are primarily responsible for the ongoing editing, production, and presentation of the code charts on this website:

Code Charts Editors

Editor Role(s)
Joe Becker Editor, Character Index
Mark Davis Editor, Auxiliary Charts
Asmus Freytag Author and maintainer of Unibook
Richard Ishida Editor, Code Charts Index
Rick McGowan Project lead, code charts; manager, chart fonts repository
Michel Suignard ISO/IEC 10646 Project Editor
Ken Whistler Editor, names list annotations; QA control

Other Editors

There are other specialized editors who focus on particular subareas of the Unicode website. These other editors and their roles are:

Other Editors

Editor Area of Focus
Mark Davis CLDR-TC Vice Chair; Co-editor, CLDR-TC subsite
John Emmons CLDR-TC Chair; Co-editor, CLDR-TC subsite
Michael Everson ISO 15924 (Script Codes) Registrar; Editor, ISO 15924 Registry
Steven Loomis ULI-TC Chair; Editor, ULI-TC subsite
Ken Lunde IVD Registrar; Editor, IVD Registry
Eric Muller Editor, UDHR in Unicode
V.S. UMAmaheswaran Lead Editor, Unicode Roadmap