Old Hungarian at SC2/WG2

From: Erkki I. Kolehmainen (eik@iki.fi)
Date: Wed Mar 18 2009 - 07:52:31 CST

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    Dear All,
    There are presently three quite different proposals for the encoding of Old
    Hungarian (with various names):
    N3566 by Gbor Bakonyi (revision of N3526), N3531 by Michael Everson and
    Andr Szabolcs Szelp, and N3527 by Gbor Hosszz.
    It was agreed in the Hong Kong meeting that there would have to be
    cooperation between the proposers before WG2 could seriously consider the
    encoding of the script. Far too little has happened to meet this
    Outside WG2, we did organize an ad hoc on Old Hungarian at the CEN TC304
    meeting in Vienna on November 5, 2008. The participants were Michael Everson
    (Ireland), Christian Galinski (Austria), Gbor Hossz (Hungary), Adam Jo
    (Hungary), Erkki I. Kolehmainen (Finland), Marc Wilhelm Kster (chair), Karl
    Pentzlin (Germany), and Roman Grahle (secretary).

    The relevant resolution (9/2008) was: Subject: Encoding of the Rovas script
    - "TC304 encourages the different parties to attempt to find consensus on
    the character repertoire prior to discussing details of character encoding
    for the Rovas script (unanimous)".

    Unfortunately, this has not led to any real results. Michael Everson had
    prepared the document N3532 "Mapping between Old Hungarian proposals in
    N3531, N3527, and N3526", but it seems to have been essentially ignored by
    the other parties.

    Although I won't participate in the next (Dublin) meeting, I find the
    situation close to intolerable to the participants from the various National
    Bodies. I'd like to propose that an ad hoc be set up early in the meeting
    with the clear objective to agree on either one proposal for processing at
    the meeting or at least the way forward to come up with a processable
    proposal for the following meeting.

    Sincerely, Erkki

    Erkki I. Kolehmainen

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