[At-Large] Feedback Requested on the Arabic Script Generation Panel Proposal for the Root Zone

Rinalia Abdul Rahim rinalia.abdulrahim at gmail.com
Fri Jan 24 03:49:48 UTC 2014

Dear Colleagues,

The Task Force on Arabic Script IDNs (TF-AIDN) is requesting feedback on
the Arabic Script Generation Panel Proposal for the Root Zone (Proposal for
Generation Panel for Arabic Script Label Generation Ruleset for the Root
Please send comments to ArabicGP at icann.org by 12 February 2014.

The Task Force invites comments on the proposal and welcomes new members.
Interested parties can apply to join the Task Force by emailing a CV and
Statement of Interest to tf-aidn-admin at meswg.org.

Heads-Up: The At-Large IDN Working Group Meeting in March 2014 (during
ICANN's 49th Public Meeting in Singapore) will include an update and
discussion with the Task Force (and possibly other Generation Panels) and
will also touch on the topic of universal acceptance of IDNs.

*Brief Background*
The Arabic script is used for writing a diverse set of languages spoken
across the Middle East, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, West
Asia and East Asia.  The languages include Arabic, Malay, Pashto, Persian,
Punjabi, Sindhi, Seraiki, Torwa and Urdu.
The Task Force was established as a response to ICANN's call for interested
language communities to form Generation Panels that work on developing
proposals on Label Generation Rules (LGR) for the Root Zone pertaining to
specific scripts.
The status of ICANN's Root Zone Label Generation Rules Project can be found

Other language communities currently working on forming Generation Panels
include the Han script community (Chinese, Japanese, Korean), Neo-Brahmi
and Cyrillic.

Best regards,

Rinalia Abdul Rahim

Vice Chair, ICANN At-Large IDN Working Group
Executive Council Member, ISOC Malaysia Chapter

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