ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC34 N0381
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC34/WG2 N0115


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TITLE: Report of SC34/WG2
SOURCE: Yushi Komachi
STATUS: Document for SC34 meeting in London
ACTION: For information
DATE: 2003-04-24
DISTRIBUTION: SC34/WG2 and Liaisons
REPLY TO: Dr. Yushi Komachi, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34/WG2 Convener
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Dr. James David Mason, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34 Chairman
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Ms. Sara Desautels, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34 Secretariat
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Report of SC34/WG2

1. ISO/IEC 10036 (Procedures for font-related identifiers)

1.1 Publishing the Cor.2

ISO/IEC 10036:1996/Cor.2:2002 was published at the end of the last year.

2. DSSSL (Document Style Semantics and Specification Language)

2.1 Amd.1 to DSSSL

The FDAM text in WS-Word form was submitted to ITTF via SC34 secretariat. FDAM ballot is planned to begin on 2003-05-01.

2.2 Requirements for further extension to DSSSL

DSSSL implementers made a request to the project editor for development of some further extensions to DSSSL. Responding to the requirements, the project editor is trying to clarify their priorities and plans to develop an Amd.2 to DSSSL.

3. ISO/IEC TR 19758 (DSSSL Library for Complex Compositions)

3.1 Proofreading and Publishing

The project editor reviewed the text for proofreading and returned some corrections to ITTF via SC34 secretariat on 2002-12-30.

ISO/IEC TR 19758:2003 was published on 2003-03-31.

3.2 Requirements for further extension to TR 19758

The disposition agreed in the DTR ballot resolution meeting pointed that more sophisticated compositions should be dealt with in the future amendment to the ISO/IEC TR 19758:2003. In accordance with the disposition, the project editor studied user requirements for further extension to TR 19758. To date he has recognized the requirements for DSSSL library of table composition.

The project editor had an opportunity to discuss some formatting rules of South Asian documents and was requested to develop some extensions to the TR 19758 for the formattings.