Re: ISO/TC46/SC2 [!!!] character set registrations - Hebrew

From: John Clews (
Date: Thu Jul 09 1998 - 06:56:25 EDT

In message <> Michael Everson writes,
re: ISO/TC46/SC2 character set registrations - Hebrew...

> The task was to ensure that existing ISO standards were supported in the
> UCS. This support is one of the concerns of TC46/SC2, which has been asked
> to give up its work on character sets. It is why we worked so hard to map
> TC46 characters to the UCS, why we registered the standards, and why we
> have proposed a number of characters to be added to the UCS.

PLEASE Michael, as you are a member of both ISO/TC46/SC2 and
ISO/TC46/SC4/WG1, will you ensure that in future you get your
ISO committees correct, or you will cause considerable confusion.

What you say is true of ISO/TC46/SC4, but not of ISO/TC46/SC2.

ISO/TC46/SC2 has never had anything to do with standardising Coded
Character Sets, nor does it want to.

ISO/TC46/SC2: Conversion of Written Languages

ISO/TC46/SC4: Computer Applications in Information and Documentation
ISO/TC46/SC4/WG1: Bibliographic Coded Character Sets

                                   Yours sincerely

                                     John Clews

John Clews, SESAME Computer Projects, 8 Avenue Rd, Harrogate, HG2 7PG
Email:;  tel: +44 (0) 1423 888 432
Chairman of ISO/TC46/SC2: Conversion of Written Languages;
Member of ISO/IEC/JTC1/SC22/WG20: Internationalization;
Member of CEN/TC304: Information and Communications
 Technologies: European Localization Requirements
Member of ISO/IEC/JTC1/SC2: Character Sets

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