ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Document Description and Processing Languages ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC34 N 145 DATE: 2000-05-24 REPLACES DOC TYPE: Other document (Open) TITLE: Letter from GLOCOM Regarding the Registration Authority for ISO/IEC 10036 SOURCE: Y. Yamanouchi, GLOCOM PROJECT: STATUS: For review and discussion under Agenda Item 9.2.1 at the 10-15 June 2000 JTC 1/SC 34 Plenary Meeting in Paris, France. ACTION ID: ACT DUE DATE: DISTRIBUTION: P and L Members SC Chairman WG Conveners and Secretariats MEDIUM: E DISKETTE NO.: NO. OF PAGES: 2 ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34, American National Standards Institute, 11 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036, Tel: +1 212 642 4976, Fax: +1 212 840 2298, Email: [email protected]
Dear Ms. Peacock,
Responding to your e-mail to Yushi Komachi, I will inform you of Glocom's
position on the responsibility for the ISO/IEC 10036.
The importance of font-related identifiers, particularly glyph
identifiers, is increasing independently from the increase in character
code spaces. Basically, ideographs like kanji are much more flexible than
standardized entities such as coded characters.
It is our conviction that anybody who will wish to have unique
identifiers for his own ideographs or other objects should be registrable.
Those objects may also be requried to be interchanged in an open
electronic document environment.
Those requirements, we believe, can be satisfied by the mechanism of
international registration. The ISO/IEC 10036 works well to carry out the
registration of font-related identifiers.
If accepted, Glocom wishes to take responsibility of registration
authority for ISO/IEC 10036.
For your information, I below is a link to the Glocom website.
Yasuhide Yamanouchi Professor,
Center for Global Communications (Glocom)
International University of Japan
Harks Roppongi Bldg. 2F, 6-15-21 Roppongi
Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0032