2. Activities in ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34

2.1 Nov. 98 Meeting, Chicago

2.1.1 from SC34 N0017: Status report on legacy project

"4. New Amendment to 9541-1"

The Japanese font experts (in CICC: Center of the International Cooperation for Computerization and SC34/Japan) recognized that the existing ISO/IEC 9541 and its amendments cannot enough satisfy the user requirements, in particular, for the application of East Asian multilingual document interchange, where several languages are included within a document, page or a paragraph.

They hold a conference, MLIT-3 (The 3rd International Symposium on Standardization of Multilingual Information Technology) in Hanoi, Vietnam, and discussed this topic. Most Asian countries, e.g., China, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Srilanka, Thailand, etc. dispatched their experts of document processing to the conference and confirmed the user requirements for multilingual document interchange and requirements for an extension to the ISO/IEC 9541.