Re: are Unicode codes somehow specified in official national linguistic literature ? (worldwide)

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Wed Jun 14 2006 - 13:27:58 CDT

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    Philippe Verdy wrote:

    > And may be, create a new formal working group separate from the UTC,
    > for working on localization issues,

    This already exists: the CLDR-TC


    > and also send an invitation to ISO to support this working group.

    Such invitations are regularly extended through normal Unicode
    Consortium liaison relationships with other standards organizations.

    > The main problem with ISO is that its members are governments only,
    > and they often support only the official languages.

    This is a serious issue for work on the Common Locale Data
    Repository, but equally serious is the widespread and
    continuing perception that *only* ISO can deal with
    internationally relevant standards. ISO's claim to ownership
    of "International Standards" and of the process of international
    standardization gets in the way sometimes when some other
    standards development organization (SDO) is working on a technical
    standard that has international relevance.

    This continually trips up groups dealing with fast-developing
    technical standards, on both sides of the perception divide.


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