Re: Mongolian Encoding

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Mon Dec 16 2002 - 15:38:10 EST

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    At 05:40 AM 12/16/02 -0800, Andrew C. West wrote:
    >1. Documentation
    >Section 11.4 of the Unicode Standard notes that a group of experts from
    >Mongolia, China and the West are to publish a document called "User's
    >for System Implementation of the International Standard on Mongolian Encoding"
    >which will explicitly define Mongolian character shaping behaviour in
    >full. WG2
    >document N1980 ( also states
    >that Mongolian, Chinese and English versions of the "User's Convention"
    >will be
    >prepared by Mongolia and China. I have been unable to locate this document on
    >the internet. Does it exist, and if so can it be made publicly available ?
    >Without the aid of such a document it seems almost impossible to correctly
    >implement the Unicode encoding of Mongolian.

    As you noted, the promises made in order to get the encoding accepted into
    the standard have not all been kept...

    A number of people are working off-line now to hammer out the missing
    details and to bring them in a form that can eventually be published as a
    part of the Unicode Standard.

    Don't expect this to be completed until after Unicode 4.0.


    Asmus Freytag
    Technical Vice President
    The Unicode Consortium

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