ICANN is pleased to announce the formation of the Generation Panel to develop Label Generation Rules (LGR) for the Root Zone for nine Neo-Brahmi scripts.
Following the Call for Generation Panels to Develop Root Zone Label Generation Rules, on 15 May 2015 the Neo-Brahmi script community submitted to ICANN the Proposal for Generation Panel for Neo-Brahmī Scripts Label Generation Ruleset for the Root Zone [PDF, 1.55 MB], covering Bengali, Devanagari, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Tamil and Telugu scripts. ICANN staff has reviewed the proposal including panel composition and scope, to ensure that requirements set forth in the LGR Procedure [PDF, 772 KB], and in particular the criteria set forth in the Call for Generation Panels to Develop Root Zone Label Generation Rules, are fulfilled.
“On behalf of ICANN, we would like to use this opportunity to thank each of the members for offering their time and expertise to volunteer for the Neo-Brahmi Generation Panel,” said Sarmad Hussain from the IDN Program at ICANN, “and also look forward to the active contribution from the script communities not yet seated.”
With composition and work plan approved, the Neo-Brahmi Generation Panel will start its work on the label generation rules. According to the LGR Procedure [PDF, 772 KB], the starting point of any Generation Panel’s work is the Maximal Starting Repertoire (MSR), with its second version (MSR-2) released on 27 April 2015. The full specification of Generation Panel’s tasks can be found in the LGR Procedure [PDF, 772 KB] in particular, Section B.3 “Variant Rule Generation Procedure”.
ICANN has provided a central public workspace on the project website where Neo-Brahmi Generation Panel composition, work plan updates, public reports, contact details, and any other relevant information will be included.
As a reminder, and to highlight the importance of script community involvement required in the development of the IDN Root Zone LGR, we would like to reiterate the Call for Generation Panels to Develop Root Zone Label Generation Rules. A successful development of the Root Zone LGR depends on having Generation Panels for each script represented in the Root Zone. In addition to ongoing efforts with the Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Japanese and Neo-Brahmi, Generation Panel formation is expected to cover other scripts including Cyrillic, Ethiopic, Georgian, Greek, Hebrew, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Latin, Myanmar, Sinhala, Thai and Tibetan.
For further information on how to form a Generation Panel, please refer to the Call for Generation Panels to Develop Root Zone Label Generation Rules and to the additional supporting documentation provided on the Root Zone LGR Project website. Individual interests may be emailed to email@example.com.
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