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,
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.
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.
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
Editorial Committee Regular Participants
|Julie D. Allen
||Ken Whistler (Chair)
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:
||UAX #38, UTS #37
||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
||UTS #35 Part 4
||UTS #35 Part 3
||UAX #14, UTS #18
||UAX #29, UAX #41, UAX #44
||UAX #38, UAX #45, UTS #37
||UTS #35 Parts 6 and 7
||UAX #11, UAX #38, UTS #37
||UAX #41 (and dormant specifications not in current maintenance)
|Murray Sargent III
||UTS #10, UTS #22, UTS #35 Part 5
||UTS #39, UTS #46, UTR #36
||UTS #35 Part 2
||UAX #15, UAX #24, UAX #44, UTS #10, UTR #23
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, Character Index
||Editor, Auxiliary Charts
||Author and maintainer of Unibook
||Editor, Code Charts Index
||Project lead, code charts; manager, chart fonts repository
||ISO/IEC 10646 Project Editor
||Editor, names list annotations; QA control
There are other specialized
editors who focus on particular subareas of the Unicode website. These
other editors and their roles are: