ALPHA MES (was Re: Glyphs of new Unicode 3.0 symbols)

From: John Clews (
Date: Sat Nov 28 1998 - 07:51:11 EST

In message <> (Timothy Partridge) writes:

> Back to the subject of what would be useful on the Unicode 3.0 CD,
> how about a list of the characters used by various languages?
> (Perhaps with classifications like "essential" and "only in foreign
> words".) Could the European subsetters be persuaded to contribute
> their data? The Cyrillic and Arabic blocks also merit attention.

Much of that task is already being done in the draft CEN Workshop
Agreement (CWA) on Alphabets of Europe, in the Project Team appointed
by CEN/TC304: Information and Communications Technologies: European
Localization Requirements. Michael Everson is the editor of that
project, and it may be useful to contact him for details.

Best wishes

John Clews

John Clews, SESAME Computer Projects, 8 Avenue Rd, Harrogate, HG2 7PG
Email:;   telephone: +44 (0) 1423 888 432
Committee Chair:  ISO/TC46/SC2: Conversion of Written Languages
Committee Member: CEN/TC304: European Localization Requirements
Committee Member: ISO/IEC/JTC1/SC22/WG20: Internationalization
Committee Member: ISO/IEC/JTC1/SC2: Coded Character Sets
Committee Member: Foundation for Endangered Languages

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