WG2 Document Registry
This is the home of the Unicode hosted WG2 document registry.
It contains encoding proposals and various contributions related to
these proposals. Some working documents such as ISO Draft Standards,
ballot documents are only available on the official ISO SC2/WG2 site or
its parent sub-committee: ISO/SC2 per ISO/IEC copyright rules and are only
accessible to accredited users.
Quick links to all of the recent document registers, organized
in range of 250 numbers,
are provided in the following table. At this moment, only the latest
range is partially available in this registry.
Documents created before N4650 may have links to the previous
WG2 registry entries which may not be maintained.
WG2 Document Registers, By Ranges
WG2 Document Search
provides a way to find documents by number.
This search can also be used to find a particular revision of
a document that has multiple revisions posted in the document register.
Documents should be submitted to the WG2 convenor. Many of the points
raised in how to
submit documents to the UTC also apply to WG2 documents, especially
layout and content.
All proposals to encode new characters must be accompanied by a
filled out copy of the proposal summary form, accessible here:
Experts who submit contributions for new scripts should
also consult the roadmap
document that shows the placement of currently encoded scripts
and candidate scripts for possible encoding in the standard. .
WG2 maintains the Roadmaps to Unicode together with the
The Roadmaps contain current allocations of standardized characters
and proposed allocations for future characters, to help guide both
the authors of character proposals and the review of those proposals by the UTC and WG2.
The Pipeline page summarizes, in detail, all currently
approved characters and scripts that are in various stages of ISO
review and/or balloting, and which have not yet been published
in any version of the Unicode Standard. This page is also actively used
to guide proposal review.
The WG2 document registry has existed in various forms since the
creation of the working group in the late 1980s but was only available in
paper form until the late 1990s. The older document still available in
digital form: N605 was created in April 1990.
The archival document directory for WG2 is accessible here:
http://std.dkuug.dk/jtc1/sc2/wg2/ The archives contain all
available documents through 2014 (until document WG2 N4649). That
web site is not maintained and may not available in the future.
Unicode is working on making an increasing number of these
documents available in the WG2 Document register. Note that links
to WG2 documents located in other WG2 documents may still point to
the archival directory.