From: Kenneth Whistler (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jun 29 2004 - 17:38:56 CDT
> Quotes below from the SMP .pdf---I can't put the three
> quotes below together intelligibly.
> Do the quotes mean that the Linear B syllabary and Old
> Italic and Ugaritic are already in permanent locations
> in the SMP, or do they mean something else?
You should start with the standard itself, rather than
the Roadmap. Go to:
and from there or the home page, you can get to the
From *there* you can see that Linear B, Old Italic, and
Ugaritic are already part of the standard. That means they
> Quote 3 from smp roadmap:
> "Bold text indicates an allocated (that is, published)
> character collection. There is a link to the charts on
> the Unicode web site. "
And the roadmap, which is otherwise an informative document
(and which is updated frequently, to reflect the current
status of additional proposals under ballot or offered for
review, as well as better knowledge of possible repertoires
for lesser-known scripts), shows the existing *standard*
character blocks in bold black text with links to the
relevant standard charts, rather than links to proposals
for future characters.
If a block is shown in bold green text, then it is at
some stage of ballotting in WG2 and/or has been accepted
for standardization by the UTC, but is not yet a part
of the standard(s).
If a block is shown in blue text, then a formal proposal
has been submitted to the UTC and/or to WG2, but has not
yet progressed to the point of acceptance or ballotting.
Note that even though the SMP page of the roadmap was last
updated just on June 24th, it still is not quite in synch
with the latest decisions of the WG2 committee, since
Cuneiform has now been progressed to start its formal
ballotting and should be shown in bold green text.
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