ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34N0741

ISO/IEC logo


Information Technology --
Document Description and Processing Languages

TITLE: Report of SC34/WG2
SOURCE: Dr. Yushi Komachi
STATUS: Document for SC34 meeting in Seoul
ACTION: For information
DATE: 2006-05-29
DISTRIBUTION: SC34 and Liaisons

Dr. James David Mason
(ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Chairman)
Y-12 National Security Complex
Bldg. 9113, M.S. 8208
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-8208 U.S.A.
Telephone: +1 865 574-6973
Facsimile: +1 865 574-1896
Network: [email protected]

Mr. G. Ken Holman
(ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Secretariat - Standards Council of Canada)
Crane Softwrights Ltd.
Box 266,
Telephone: +1 613 489-0999
Facsimile: +1 613 489-0995
Network: [email protected]


Report of SC34/WG2


Responding to the requirement of SC34 Chair;

From: "Mason, James David (MXM)"
Sent: Friday, December 16, 2005 6:48 AM
Subject: Proposed ISO/IEC CD 14496-22

As a rsult of my conversations with Mr. Tescher, I have asked Dr. Yushi
Komachi, the SC34/WG2 convenor, to make contact with Dr. Leonardo
Chiariglione, the SC29/WG11 convenor. My hope is that they can establish
some means for joint meetings of their groups and joint development of the

SC34/WG2 convenor (Y. Komachi) and Mr. L. Chiariglione met in Kurihama, Jan. 11 2006, and discussed the CD 14496-22. With the suggestion of ITTF Geneva, they concluded that

The "Open Font Format" should be a dual-numbered standard:

ISO/IEC 14496-22
ISO/IEC 9541-4

Information technology
- Coding of audio-visual objects - Part 22: Open Font Format
- Font information interchange - Part 4: Open Font Format

Para 5 should be removed.
Para 6 should include the structure of 9541 as well as the structure of

It should be modified.


In Feb. 20 2006, SC34 N0707 was circulated.

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 N0707
TITLE: Resolution to subdivide ISO/IEC 9541 with a new part 4: Information technology 
-- Font information interchange -- Part 4: Open Font Format  
SOURCE: SC34 Chairman 
PROJECT: WD 9541-4: Information technology -- Font information interchange 
-- Part 4: Open Font Format 
PROJECT EDITOR: Dr. Yushi Komachi 

In advance of the upcoming plenary session, the SC34 Chairman puts forth the following 
Resolution on behalf of the WG2 Convenor to satisfy the need to introduce a new part to 
an existing standard, as provided for in JTC 1 Directives Section P-members are 
asked to submit any objections to this resolution in the two-week period ending 2006-03-06, 
or if in support of this resolution, to submit the names of any interested participants 
from their national body. 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the JTC 1/SC 34 Programme of Work be updated to include a subdivision 
of the existing ISO/IEC 9541 to introduce Part 4, titled "ISO/IEC 9541-4 Information 
Technology - Font Information Interchange - Open Font Format", developed as a dual-numbered 
document in conjunction with ISO/IEC 14496-22 being prepared by JTC 1/SC 29/ WG 11. The 
scope of this dual-numbered project will be the standardization of OpenType(R) format 
version 1.4 font format specification as a ISO/IEC standard. 


Secretariat Manager's Interim Report dated of Mar. 28 2006 reported that;

WD 9541-4 - Information technology - Font information interchange - Part 4: Open Font Format 
WG2 Editor: Dr. Yushi Komachi 
Status (10.99) New project approved: 2006-02 
Next status change date anticipated: 2006-05 
Finalized date anticipated: 2006-07 
Central secretariat database: No ISO Central Secretariat record