[TF-AIDN] Follow up on call on 1 Jul 14

Sarmad Hussain sarmad.hussain at kics.edu.pk
Tue Jul 1 19:58:03 CEST 2014

Dear All,


Here is relevant info and action items from our call today:


1.       Tarik and Meikal to look at code points 08F4 - 08FD and identify
the following (where possible)

a.       Languages in Africa using these code points (vowel signs)

b.      Those used, whether they are optional or required by the language
(e.g. Kasra vowel sign is optional (not required) in Arabic and Urdu

2.       Ahmed, Iftikhar and Sarmad to document the no. on EGIDS scale for
each code point for further discussion during next call

3.       Everybody: please read the explanation on EGIDS scale:

a.       Read through section 5.10 (second half) on page 22 of the latest
Overview and Rationale document by IP available at
https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/msr-overview-06jun14-en.pdf on
where they suggest putting the cut off and why

b.      Introduction to this scale by ethnologue at

c.       The work on IP is based on the Procedure to develop LGR for the
root zone.  The procedure is available at
df.  From this procedure, if you read C.9 on pg. 43, the conservatism
principle suggests that if TF-AIDN wants to suggest a change, IP must be
convinced and they should agree;  other option is to proceed with the
shorter set for LGR right now and aim to do more detailed homework and try
to include extra code points in the next revisions.  This can be done and IP
has indicated that there will be no bias next time in case this is done in
two steps.  We decided to discuss options after the final analysis of code
points in the next call

4.       Regarding the missing characters reported by Tarik for some
languages in Africa, to add these in Unicode TF-AIDN or any other
organization would need to develop a proposal for Unicode consortium, e.g.
see http://www.cle.org.pk/Publication/papers/2006/n3117.pdf.  

5.       Everybody: please finally review the information in the attached
document and let us know if there are any additions/changes.  Those who have
names in front of the code points, either confirm the language or delete the
entry for that code point, and remove your name (and send the revised
version to the list.


We will finalize the characters to be included in the LGR in the next call
in two weeks.




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