Following are the resolutions which were adopted at the 31st meeting
of SC2/WG2 this past week in Quebec City, Canada (see ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2/WG2
N1454, dated 1996-08-16 for full text, any errors in the following are mine):
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The following 14 national bodies and 3 liaison organizations were
represented when the following resolutions were discussed and adopted:
Canada, China, Denmark, France, Israel, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Poland,
Singapore, Sweden, UK, USA, and Vietnam; AFII, ITU-T SG8 and the Unicode
Consortium. In addition, Ireland had requested Mr. Keld Simonsen to
M31.1 (Character Glyph Model)
With reference to document N1411 on the Character Glyph Model:
a) WG2 requests that SC2 assign NP 15285 to WG2
b) WG2 requests that SC2 appoint Messrs. Edwin Hart and Alan Griffee as
co-editors of the TR.
c) WG2 requests that SC2 distribute the current working draft (an updated
document N1411) of the TR to SC2 members and liaisons, for comments to
be returned to the convener of WG2 and to the co-editors prior to
30 November, 1996, to enable preparation of a draft PDTR for consideration
at the WG2 meeting 32 in January 1997.
d) WG2 requests that SC2 approve a concurrent ballot on registration and
approval of the PDTR that will be prepared by WG2.
M31.2 (Mongolian Script)
WG2 commends the Mongolian ad hoc group on the excellent progress that has
been made on the Mongolian script. WG2 accepts documents N1437 and N1438 on
the Mongolian script. WG2 further encourages China and Mongolia to convene
another ad hoc meeting to further progress the proposal in document N1438,
and invites national bodies and liaison organizations to participate.
M31.3 (Additional Cyrillic Characters)
WG2 provisionally accepts the proposed code positions for the following
four Cyrillic characters:
x0400 CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER IE WITH GRAVE
x0450 CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER IE WITH GRAVE
x040D CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER I WITH GRAVE
x045D CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER I WITH GRAVE
in accordance with document N1407, and instructs its editor to add these
characters along with their previously accepted shapes (at WG2 meeting 30),
to the cumulative list of characters for future inclusion in ISO/IEC 10646-1.
M31.4 (Ethiopic Script)
WG2 accepts the set of 346 characters of the Ethiopic script, their shapes
and code positions in the range x1200 to x137F, in accordance with
document N1420, and instructs its editor to prepare the pDAM text, with
assistance from the US national body and the Unicode Consortium, and forward
it to SC2 secretariat for an SC2 ballot.
M31.5 (APL Function Symbol Quad)
WG2 accepts the name APL FUNCTIONAL SYMBOL QUAD, its proposed code
position x237B and its proposed shape, in accordance with document N1419,
and instructs its editor to add it to the cumulative list of symbols for
future inclusion in ISO/IEC 10646-1.
M31.6 (Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics)
WG2 accepts the set of 623 characters for the Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics
script, their names (as revised at meeting 31), and their shapes, for
allocation in the range x1400 to x167F, in accordance with document N1441.
WG2 further instructs its editor to prepare the pDAM text, with assistance
from the Canadian national body, and forward it to SC2 secretariat for an
M31.7 (Cherokee Script)
WG2 accepts the proposed code positions in the range x13A0 to x13FF,
for the previously accepted (at meeting 30) 85 characters of the Cherokee
script, in accordance with document N1362, and instructs its editor to
prepare the pDAM text, with assistance from the US national body and the
Unicode consortium, and forward it to SC2 secretariat for an SC2 ballot.
WG2 accepts the following to characters:
x01F8 LATIN CAPITAL LETTER N WITH GRAVE
x01F9 LATIN SMALL LETTER N WITH GRAVE
in accordance with document N1461, and instructs its editor to add them
(with shapes similar to x0143 LATIN CAPITAL LETTER N WITH ACUTE and x0144
LATIN SMALL LETTER N WITH ACUTE, with the ACUTE accent replaced with a
GRAVE accent) to the cumulative list of characters for future inclusion
in ISO/IEC 10646-1.
M31.9 (Internal Supplementation/Horizontal Supplementation)
WG2 accepts documents N1427, N1428, N1429, and N1434 on Internal
Supplementation / Horizontal Supplementation from the IRG. WG2 further
instructs its editor to prepare the pDAM text, with assistance from the
IRG editor, and forward it to SC2 secretariat for an SC2 ballot.
M31.10 (CJK Unified Ideograph Extension A Version 1.1)
WG2 accepts the set of 6585 characters and their shapes of the CJK
Unified Ideograph Extension A Version 1.1 in document N1424 for inclusion
in ISO/IEC 10646.
M31.11 (CJK Unified Ideograph Extension A Version 1.1)
WG2 requests SC2 to forward the following question to national bodies
and liaisons for a response by 15 November 1996:
"Do you agree with the IRG recommendation to encode the 6585 characters
of the CJK Unified Ideograph Extension A Version 1.1, in the Basic
Multilingual Plane, with the understanding that IRG will not request
any more unified ideographs to be encoded in the BMP?"
M31.12 (IRG related)
a) WG2 commends the excellent work done by the IRG on the Internal
and Horizontal Supplementation, the Vertical Extension, and other
CJK related items.
b) WG2 encourages the IRG to refine the proposals for Ideographic Structure
Characters, the Ideographic Variation Mark, the Ideographic Component
Supplement, and the Ideographic Raddical Supplement based on the comments
received at WG2 meeting 31.
c) WG2 accepts the nomination of Mr. Zhang Zhoucai to continue as the IRG
d) WG2 approves the next IRG meeting in Singapore from 13 to 17 January 1997.
M31.13 (Collection Identifier)
WG2 instructs its editor to assign collection number 301 to identify the
repertoire of the BMP up to and including Draft Amendment 7, in accordance
with document N1388, for inclusion in a future amendment to the standard.
M31.14 (Additional Parts of 10646)
WG2 requests SC2 to create a sub-division of its project to create
Part 2 of ISO/IEC 10646, to enable it to populate supplementary planes
M31.15 (Future Meetings)
WG2 confirms the following future meeting schedule:
a) Meeting 32 : 20 to 24 January 1997, in Singapore.
b) Meeting 33 : 23 to 27 June 1997, in Cyprus (backup Greece).
c) Meeting 34 : January 1998, in North America (location to be decided).
d) Future hosts : Ireland, Israel, Vietnam, Netherlands, China.
WG2 thanks its hosts the Conseil du trésor, Gouvernment du Québec and
the Standard Council of Canada, and their staff, especially Mr. Alain
LaBonté, for hosting the meeting, providing secretarial and administrative
support, and especially for their outstanding hospitality.
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