RE: Mongolian variant forms, discussion about to start

Dear Mr. Richard Ishida,

Thank you very much for your invitation and information of the forums.
It is a very great progress on the road to stabilize the Unicode Mongolian glyph mapping standards.
I am very happy to hold this kind of forum to discuss openly, share contributes and release the achievements globally to
meet the needs of all parties who are developing systems or utilizing the systems related Unicode Mongolian 
which is the only one officially and globally accepted Mongolian Encoding standard. 

At firstly, I would like to say hello to all of the members, including my old friends in the list and 
the members who are first time touch with me. Especially, I would like to say nice to hear you to my new friends here.
I would like to cooperate and communicate with you. I am sending my hornest greetings from Almas Inc. in Japan. 

I am looking forward to get a globally accepted and stabilized Mongolian glyph mapping rule standard released as soon as possible.

Thanks and Best Regards,

Almas Inc.
101-0021 601 Nitto-Bldg, 6-15-11, Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
E-Mail:   Mobile : 090-6174-6115
Phone : 03-5688-2081,   Fax : 03-5688-2082

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Ishida [] 
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2015 5:12 PM
Subject: Mongolian variant forms, discussion about to start

Welcome, and thank you for agreeing to join the public-i18n-mongolian list! On this list we will discuss how to harmonize the handling of variant forms in Mongolian. We will use to identify items that need discussion, and to record decisions.

Shortly, Greg Eck will send out an initial topic for discussion.

Here are just a few notes that may be helpful.

First, please bear in mind that the archive for this list is visible to the public at

There may also be emails from time to time that deal with other aspects of Mongolian typography on the Web. You are welcome to either ignore those, or contribute to the discussion.

Please try to write in English, however if it is problematic to do so, you can write in a language such as Chinese. In that case, however, other people on the list should try to ensure that the message is summarised in English, so that it is accessible to those who don't speak that language.

At the end of this message I list the current participants on the list. 
By the way, we have people on the list who are in regular contact with Professor Quejingzhabu.

I look forward to a productive discussion, and to the day when we have a standard way to represent all positional forms with variant selectors.

Best regards,
Richard (Ishida)

List participants:

Likely participants in the variant discussion:
Aaron Bell,
Andrew Glass,
Andrew West,
Badral Sanlig,
Erdenechimeg Myatav,
Eerdengshaola (my transcription of 额尔登昭拉, may be incorrect!), Greg Eck, Haoriwa (Horvo), Hu Qitu, Kamal Mansour, Jianchun Lu, Jinbao Liang, Mr Jirimutu, Ourileke Ou (Orlog), Prof. Nashunwuritu, Richard Ishida, Mr SiqinBilig, Toshi Omagari, YuXin Wang, Zhuang Chen

I also contacted the following people, who are not yet on the list (but are copied on this message):
Prof. Quejingzhabu
Mr Husele, from MenkhSoft
Mr Kai, from Xenotype Tech

Additional subscribers, who are likely to follow at a distance:
Addison Phillips,
Anqi Li,
Chunming Hu,
Martin Dürst,
Junichi Chiba,
Xiaoqian Wu

Participants represent the following organisations:
- Microsoft
- Bolorsoft
- Almas
- FangZhen
- Monotype/Noto
- Jade Bird
- Unicode
- World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
- Information Technology Research Institute, Inner Mongolian Autonomous 
Regional Ethnic Affairs Committee
- School of Mongolian Studies, Inner Mongolia University
- Beihang University
- University of Buffalo

Received on Monday, 29 June 2015 17:23:04 UTC