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hieroglyphs Re: Underline element.

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2008 10:47:22 +0900
Cc: www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
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To: Olivier GENDRIN <olivier.gendrin@gmail.com>


Le 8 janv. 2008 à 00:46, Olivier GENDRIN a écrit :
> Hopefully, nobody raised the ancient egyptian cartouche issue
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartouche).



And unlikely to land very soon on your computer ;)

Egyptian Hieroglyphs in Unicode

The 1063 hieroglyphs given in N3237: Proposal to encode Egyptian  
Hieroglyphs in the SMP of the UCS were accepted for encoding in the  
Universal Character Set by the ISO WG2 meeting in April 2007. This set  
is based on the works of Alan Gardiner, the majority of which  
hieroglyphs are given in his work Egyptian Grammar. Some minor changes  
were made to the initial proposal and the set accepted by WG2 in first  
national ballot on ISO 10646 PDAM5 (September 2007) now numbers 1071  
(see N3349: Summary of repertoire for FPDAM 5 of ISO/IEC 10646:2003  
and future amendments). A second national ballot on PDAM5 is expected  
April 2008 at which time the set is likely to be fixed. All being  
well, Basic Egyptian Hieroglyphs will then be released with Unicode  
5.2 ( expected 2009/10).

  Further work is expected to result in additions to this basic set of  
hieroglyphs in later versions of the standard. Indeed it is desirable  
for scholarly purposes that this process begins in 2008.

A proposal for a well-defined use of the Unicode Private Zones for  
encoding Egyptian Hieroglyphs (EGPZ - EGyptian in the Unicode Private  
Zones) was made in 2005 before work recommenced on formal standards  
work. This has been revised in 2007 to complement the formal standard.  
EGPZ 1.0 was released in November 2007, following incorporation of  
expert feedback. See the EGPZ 1.0 page on this site.


     -- Unicode and Egyptian
     http://www.egpz.com/resources/unicode.htm
     Sat, 24 Nov 2007 00:00:43 GMT


     Plane 1 (10000–1FFFF): Supplementary Multilingual Plane (SMP).
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mapping_of_Unicode_character_planes

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