Character Set Work Group
Objectives and Deadlines
TEI TR1 P1
3 May 1991
Table of Contents
- Prepare and test Writing System Declarations for the languages
of the EC in their modern forms, modern Slavic, Hebrew, and Arabic,
using a representative selection of the character sets named in
section 3.2.13 of TEI P1.
- In consultation with appropriate learned bodies and experts in
the relevant fields draw up inventory and proposed char sets or
subsets for historical linguistic and philological work in the
languages of the EC, older Slavic, Hebrew, and Arabic.
- Evaluate and report on widely-used transliteration schemes for
the representation of other non-Latin alphabetic scripts. If, on
consultation with relevant technical and professional bodies, a
consensus can be formed, report on that consensus.
- Experiment with, and draft recommendations concerning
applicability to TEI documents of specific technical proposals
relating to mixed-script texts, including:
- ways of documenting data-direction switching
- ISO 2022, 4873, and 6429-based code switching
- TEI compatibility with both ISO 10646 and UNICODE proposals
- Formulate recommendations for the encoding of the IPA in
cooperation with existing standardization efforts and with the
responsible work group(s) for spoken texts to ensure utility of IPA
encoding and draft recommendations for representation of
suprasegmental phonetic data.
- Revise TEI P1 as needed to ensure that the TEI guidelines are
usable with both ISO 10646 and Unicode.
- Evaluate the utility of the ISO 646 subset for interchange and
the wisdom of retaining it as part of the Guidelines, eliminating it,
or making it part of a separate set of recommendations.
- Reply to comments on chapter 3 of TEI P1 routed to this work group
by the editors.
- Suggest revisions and additions to chapter 3 of TEI P1. If
necessary, prepare a seperate guideline for multilingual generic
encoding and writing tables to and from system specific coding.
Work group reports to Committee for Text Representation. Head of
the work group is Harry Gaylord. Two further members of the work
group are to be named by the work group head with the concurrence of
Stig Johansson; at least one should be a North American.
Funding is authorized for three meetings.
WSDs for EC languages and scripts (TR1 W2), preliminary results
for other alphabetic languages (TR1 W2), IPA (TR1 W3), and global
character sets (TR1 W4) due 31 March 1991. Drafts of all
recommendations and reports to be ready for circulation to the public
for comment (same numbers, TR1 Pn) by 30 September 1991. Final work
to be completed by 1 March 1992.