Re: Everson's Ahom proposal

From: Asmus Freytag <>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 10:20:55 -0700

On 6/15/2011 9:41 AM, wrote:
> More to the point, that is not a proposal. Not even close. It should be considered the moral equivalent of ┬┐red type? on the roadmap - we have some idea of what the character repertoire should be, but all the work needs to be done to get this even considered, let alone approved.

There's long been a somewhat informal classification of proposals into
"exploratory" and "preliminary" proposals. From what Van writes, it
looks like this document is essentially an exploratory proposal. That's
the name given to documents that merely serve as a starting point for
the work needed to initiate the creation of an actual proposal. A
preliminary proposal would be one that offers more information, but
where it's clear that some substantial aspects of the proposal still
await completion (usually via input from users and scholars of that
writing system).

In summary, not every document labeled "proposals" is necessarily in a
state that encoding work can start right away. If a proposal is
tentative or substantially incomplete, it serves merely as a head-up
warning or progress report and the encoding committees will not take any
action until it is further along.

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