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ISO/IEC JTC1 SC22/WG20
Date: July 2, 1996
Source: Arnold F. Winkler - convenor SC22/WG20
Action: For information and consideration
Distribution: SC22 plenary
This report will cover the following:
Membership of WG20
Liaisons and representatives
Meetings of WG20
Projects of WG20
Status of projects
Issues and requests
from WG20 Organization Subject to WG20 T.K. Sato SC2/WG2 Character Sets T.K. Sato Keld Simonsen SC22/WG15 POSIX Keld Simonsen SC22/WG4 COBOL Ann Wallace Miles Ellis SC22/WG5 FORTRAN Miles Ellis SC21/WG3 SQL Jim Melton Keld Simonsen SC22/WG14 C Keld Simonsen Keld Simonsen SC22/WG21 C++ Keld Simonsen Gary Miller X/Open I18n Gary Miller Alain LaBonté GUIDE/SHARE-Europe I18n Alain LaBonté Alain LaBonté CEN TC 304 I18n, character set Þorvaður Kári Keld Simonsen technology Ólafsson Rafik Belhadj ECMA ATG Arabic task group Alain LaBonté SC18/WG9 User System Interface Alain LaBonté SC18 C/G Model Keld Simonsen TC37/SC2/WG3 Alphabetic ordering SC22/WG22 PCTE Keld Simonsen
None at this moment.
Note: Co-operation with CEN may require official representatives for both directions.
November 1991 Sunnyvale USA April 1992 Paris France October 1992 Québec Canada April 1993 Copenhagen Denmark October 1993 Tokyo Japan April 1994 Oxford United Kingdom October 1994 Cupertino USA May 1995 Paris France September 1995 Copenhagen Denmark April 1996 Kyoto Japan September 1996 Vienna Austria Spring 1997 Québec Canada Fall 1997 TBD Egypt, USA, UK are candidates
Number Description Editor 22.13 Second edition of TR 10176: "Guidelines for Akio Kido the preparation of programming language Makoto Noda standards" 22.30.01 TR 11017: "Framework for T.K. Sato internationalization" 22.30.02.01 Functionality of the internationalization of Keld Simonsen applications 22.30.02.02 ISO/IEC 14651: International string ordering Alain LaBonté 22.30.02.03 ISO/IEC 14652: Specification of Cultural Keld Simonsen Conventions
a Framework for internationalization
b JTC1 22.30.01
c A new type 3 Technical Report
d T. K. Sato
e The DTR text, SC22/WG20 N444, has been submitted to JTC1 for TR ballot (JTC1 N4015). The JTC1 ballot closes on August 31, 1996 and we hope to have a disposition of comments for the SC22 plenary in September.
a Guidelines for the preparation of programming languages standards
b JTC1 22.13
c An amendment to a type 3 Technical Report
d A. Kido and M. Noda
e The PDTR has been registered, based on document SC22 N2029 (SC22/WG20 N433). Disposition of the ballot comments report is being developed and document SC22/WG20 N466 will be forwarded to the SC22 with recommendation for further consideration.
a International string ordering
b JTC1 22.30.02.02
c International Standard ISO/IEC 14651
d Alain LaBonté
e Document SC22/WG20 N453 has been submitted to SC22 for CD registration ballot in English and French language. Ballot document is SC22 N2158. By September we hope to have the registration ballot results and the disposition of comments for the SC22 plenary in London ..
a Cultural convention specification standard
c International Standard ISO/IEC 14652
d Keld Simonsen
e A document is being prepared for CD registration ballot.
a Functionality of the internationalization of applications
b JTC1 22.30.02.01
c A number of standards, see subproject descriptions below
d Keld Simonsen
e This is an umbrella project
This project is the umbrella project for the development of specific standards for functionality of the internationalization of applications, such that users can specify their cultural requirements, and obtain consistent behavior across system platforms and applications. Work is being done on the following projects:
- International string ordering (IS 14651)
- Cultural convention specification standard (IS 14652)
WG20 had submitted a request for a new project: Internationalization API standard. This request has been approved in SC22 N2101, but not enough countries have agreed to participate in the work - therefore the NP failed.
Based on a late vote from the UK, promising participation in the work, WG20 will consider to re-submit the NP. This decision will be taken in the WG20 meeting in Vienna (September 9-13, 1996) and communicated to SC22 during the plenary in London.
The biggest issue in SC22/WG20 - as in most other standards developing organizations - is that many companies can not afford to make enough resources available for speedy development of standards. For many participants in our meetings, the meeting time is the only time they can spend on the projects. Additionally, travel budgets are tight, thus restricting the participation even further.
In light of the failed NP for an Internationalization API, WG20 will concentrate its efforts to complete the approved projects as fast as possible.
SC22/WG20 opened it's WWW home page.
The home page address is http://www.dkuug.dk/JTC1/SC22/WG20/
The home page includes:
Introduction and explanation of SC22/WG20 activities
Important documents about it's activities
Working drafts of standards from SC22/WG20
Summary of the key SC22/WG20 documents and standards
Keld Simonsen (DKNET) is appointed as a maintainer of the home page.
Current title: International string ordering.
Proposed new title: "ISO/IEC 14651 - International String Ordering - Method for comparing Character Strings and Description of a Default Tailorable Ordering"
Proposed French title: "ISO/CEI 14651 - Classement international dechaînes de caractères - Méthode de comparaison de chaînes de caractères et description d'un ordre de classement implicite adaptable"
Recommendations for proper handling of ISO/IEC 10646 characters coded in programming languages has been requested in the PDTR 10176 ballot comments (SC22 N2163). This includes equivalence, combining character sequences, character properties, transformation formats etc. Since these subjects effect all programming language committees, direction by SC22 is needed, to which extend WG20 should explore the full potential of ISO/IEC 10646 in its work. Presently, based on "Recommendations of the meeting of the SC22 Ad Hoc group on Character Sets held in Copenhagen, Denmark 1993-04-21/23" in SC22 N1371, the combining character sequences of 10646 are handled like separate single characters, thus making correct comparisons and ordering impossible, while correct rendering is left to higher protocols. Internationalization technology has progressed in the last 3 years and the position of SC22 towards ISO 10646 should be reconsidered in that light.
SC22/WG20 N415 and N455 are responses of SC22/WG20 to resolution BE and BF from the SC22 plenary meeting in Annapolis. SC22/WG20 asks for direction from SC22 for further actions of SC22/WG20 for the cooperation with CEN TC 304 through the process defined in the Vienna Agreement .
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