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Re: [SG16] ISO10646 defect report

From: Peter Brett <pbrett_at_[hidden]>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 12:59:50 +0000
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jens Maurer <Jens.Maurer_at_gmx.net>
> Sent: 29 November 2021 12:48
> On 29/11/2021 12.23, Peter Brett wrote:
> > As a quick follow-up, several of the points made in the new paper:
> >
> > P2491 Text encodings follow-up (Jens Maurer)
> >
> https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://wg21.link/p2491r0__;!!EHscmS1ygiU1lA!W3f
> 6yGbsDw4PiVMW6KiWBYYKXHJZmVfrhOBK4g2hSA32LbR3kfd_ksMo5QpnqA$
> >
> > rest on the discrepancy in the specification of the UTF-16 encoding scheme
> between the Unicode Standard 14.0.0 and ISO 10646:2020. The project editor
> for ISO 10646 believes this to be a defect which will be brought into line
> with the Unicode Standard in the next revision of ISO 10646, which is
> currently being prepared.
> >
> > I hope that P2491 can be revised to mention this.
> Does ISO 10646 have a defect tracking system that is publicly
> visible, so that we can monitor the progress and have a bug-id
> to refer to?

Not that I'm aware of. If you need to refer to the defect(s), use N5168 as
the reference number.
> Beyond that, I believe the reference to "higher-level protocol"
> in the proposed resolution is underspecified; I don't know what
> a "higher-level protocol" is.

I don't consider that to be within the scope of the defect report, which is
to bring ISO 10646 into alignment with the Unicode Standard. However, I'll
add an additional comment that perhaps "higher-level protocol" could be more
specifically defined. If this is of particular concern perhaps it would be
best to start by getting it more precisely defined in the Unicode Standard.
> Beyond that, Note 3 in section 12 of ISO 10646:2020 (not Note 2 as
> mentioned in the paper) suggests "0007 BELL", which is ambiguous
> with U+1F514 BELL. This should use "ALERT" instead.

I will add an additional issue.

> I hope that N5168 can be revised to fix these issues.

Sure, I'll send the project editor an updated paper.

Best regards,


Received on 2021-11-29 07:00:00