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TITLE: Report of ISO/IEC 10036 Registration
SOURCE: Mr. Keisuke Kamimura
STATUS: Informal Liaison
ACTION: For information
DATE: 2004-04-10
DISTRIBUTION: SC34 and Liaisons

Dr. James David Mason
(ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Chairman)
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Report of ISO/IEC 10036 Registration

1. OID subtree of ASN.1

ASN.1 expert in Francetelecom provided the following information on OID subtree used in ISO/IEC 10036:

You are in charge of the subtree which OID is
    {iso(1) registration-authority(1) iso10036(10036)}
in the international registration tree.

The description of this OID has been updated as follows:
  OID                     : {iso(1) registration-authority(1) iso10036(10036)}
  Submitter               : Jerome SILVESTRE <mailto:[email protected]>
  Description             : ISO/IEC 10036: 1996
                            "Font information interchange -- Procedures for registration of font-related
  Information             : This International Standard specifies the procedures to be followed by the 
                            Registration Authority in preparing, maintaining, and publishing registers 
                            of identifiers which identify font-related objects. The purpose of these 
                            registers is to provide a common reference source to be used in the creation
                            and interchange of font resources.
                            The registration process aims to be comprehensive, to assign unique and 
                            unambiguous identifiers, and to avoid changes in identifiers over time.
                            More information can be found in 
                            <a href="">
                            ISO/IEC 10036</a> and at 
                            <a href="">
                            Registration Authority for ISO/IEC 10036 Font-Related Objects</a>.
                            <a href="">
                            More information regarding the illegal use of the withdrawn <tt>
                            {iso(1) registration-authority(1)}</tt> arc</a> (received from 
                            <a href="mailto:[email protected]">Yushi Komachi</a>). When republishing 
                            the ITU-T Rec. X.660 | ISO/IEC 9834 series, ITU-T SG17 decided at its September 
                            2003 Plenary meeting to reinstate the arc since it was used in International Standards.
  Registrant              : Registration Authority for ISO/IEC 10036 Font-Related Objects
  Address                 : c/o Centre for Global Communications
                            International University of Japan
                            Harks Roppongi Bldg. 2F, 6-15-21 Roppongi
                            Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0032
                            See the website of <a href="">
                            Registration Authority for ISO/IEC 10036 Font-Related Objects</a>.
                            See also 
                            <A HREF="">
                            ISO/IEC 10036:1996 - Corr.1:2001</a>
                            The decision is recorded in <a href="/oid/doc/6n12002.pdf">SC6 N 12002</a>.
  Registrant email        : mailto:[email protected]
  Registrant tel          : +81-3-5411-6681
  Registrant fax          : +81-3-5412-7111
  First registrant        : Association for Font Information Interchange 
  First registrant address: Post Office Box 33683
                            Northglenn, Colorado 80233-0683
  First registrant email  : [email protected]
  First registrant tel    : +1 303 924-7670
  First registrant fax    : +1 303 451-5475

2. Plan of improving the Glyph Database in GLOCOM

Currently, only the glyph identifier and glyph shape are provided online, and the rest of the data in the Glyph Database remains offline. This is largely due to the lack of funds for implementing an automated database. In order to implement the rest of the functionality of the glyph database and to sustainably operate the database for a modest length of time, the registrar, on behalf of the registration authority, has applied for some modest funds and grants from a couple of research and development programs within the country, and still awaiting the result. Once the fund is acquired, the functionality of the Glyph Database will be improved greatly, but in the meantime, the Database will continue to be provided in the simplest form of web technology.