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Convenor: Michel Suignard (michel@unicode.org)

ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2/WG2 is the international standardization working group for the coded character set UCS - the Universal Multiple-Octet Coded Character Set - ISO/IEC 10646. The scope is to develop a universal multiple-octet coded character set that encompasses the world's scripts. ISO/IEC 10646 and the Unicode Standard share the same repertoire, the Unicode Standard containing more implementation guidelines and documentation concerning the various writing systems encoded in the two standards. Various elements, such as the History, Timeline, and Synchronization points between the two standards can be found in the Annex C of the Unicode Standard.

ISO/IEC 10646 Latest version

ISO/IEC 10646 latest version and its published amendments are typically freely available on the ITTF list of Publicly Available Standards, currently:

ISO/IEC 10646:2014 Published 2014-09-01
ISO/IEC 10646:2014/Amd 1:2015 Published 2015-05-15

Related Organizations

The official ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2 WG2 site is: ISO SC2/WG2. Consult that site for official documents (agendas, minutes, ...) related to the working group process. All other documents, such as encoding proposals, liaisons statement, any other technical contributions are primarily posted on the Unicode hosted WG2 Document Registry.

The parent sub-committee ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2  site is: ISO SC2. Consult that site for ISO/IEC 10646 ballot documents, new work item proposals. You may need accreditation from your local ISO member structure to get full access to both WG2 and SC2 ISO web sites.

 WG2 has a sub-group: Ideographic characters Rapporteur Group - IRG which is dedicated to the encoding of CJK Ideographs.

Calendar of Meetings

WG2 meets approximately once a year along with its parent committee SC2. The following table shows a list of recent and upcoming meetings:

Meeting # Location Dates Call and Logistics
64 Matsue, Japan October 19-23, 2015  
65 San Jose, CA (USA) September 26-30, 2016  

Principle and Procedures

The current WG2 Principles and Procedures document is accessible here:

 Principles and Procedures