Welcome to WG2 web site @Unicode.
Convenor: Michel Suignard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2/WG2 is the international standardization working group
for the coded character set UCS - the Universal Multiple-Octet Coded
Character Set - ISO/IEC 10646. The scope is to develop a universal
multiple-octet coded character set that encompasses the world's scripts.
ISO/IEC 10646 and the Unicode Standard share the same repertoire, the
Unicode Standard containing more implementation guidelines and
documentation concerning the various writing systems encoded in the two
standards. Various elements, such as the History, Timeline, and
Synchronization points between the two standards can be found in the
of the Unicode Standard.
ISO/IEC 10646 latest versions and their published amendments are typically
freely available on the ITTF list of
Publicly Available Standards, currently:
Starting with the 5th edition, ISO/IEC 10646 code charts and data files are
also hosted on
the unicode.org site. For more information, see
About the Code Charts.
The official ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2 WG2 site is: ISO
SC2/WG2. Consult that site for official documents (agendas, minutes,
...) related to the working group process. All other documents, such as
encoding proposals, liaisons statement, any other technical contributions
are primarily posted on the Unicode hosted WG2
The parent sub-committee ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2 site is: ISO
SC2. Consult that site for ISO/IEC 10646 ballot documents, new
work item proposals. You may need accreditation from your local
ISO member structure to get full access to both WG2 and SC2 ISO
WG2 has a sub-group: Ideographic
characters Rapporteur Group - IRG which is dedicated to the
encoding of CJK Ideographs.
WG2 meets approximately once a year along with its parent committee SC2.
The following table shows a list of recent and upcoming meetings:
||Call and Logistics
||San Jose, CA (USA)
||September 26-30, 2016
||Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China
||September 25-29, 2017
||London, United Kingdom
||June 18-22, 2018
||Redmond, WA, USA
||June 17-21, 2019
WG2 maintains an attendance log of past meetings starting at meeting
#23. There is also a summary of
past WG2 meetings,
including agenda, resolutions, minutes, and action items.
The current WG2 Principles and Procedures document is accessible here: