TC 304 Information and Communication Technologies - European Localization Requirements

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CEN/TC304 was established in 1992 by the European Committee for Standardization (Comité Européen de Normalisation, CEN) with the following scope:
Standardization in the field of information technology as applied to character sets, to ensure that European requirements are satisfied. The work will be in the areas of the identification, manipulation and coded representation of character data and in its input, interchange and rendition by electronic means.

The work includes other localization-aspects of Information and Communication Technology, such as string representations reflecting date and time conventions, currency notations and other cultural aspects of IT in Europe.

CEN/TC304 is in a dormant stage, initially with 3 projects, now only one remains. TR 14381, European Fallback Rules and TS 1923, European Character Repertoires and their Coding - 8 bit single byte coding have been adopted and published. For EN 14603, Alphanumeric glyph image set for optical character recognition OCR-B - Shapes and dimensions of the printed image only one voting remains.

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CEN/TC304 meetings and events

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Meetings and events

1. Coming meetings and other events:

CEN/TC304 is in a dormant stage, except for 3 projects.

2. Previous meetings:

Brussels, 3rd December 2001
Brussels, 26th June 2001
Brussels 23rd February 2001
Sophia Antipolis May 2000
Brussels 18-22 October 1999
TC in Tübingen, 19-23 April 1999
TC in Brussels, 23-26 November 1998
CEN/ISSS Workshops 11-12 June 1998
TC in Reykjavík, 8-10 June 1998
TC in Brussel 2-4 February 1998
TC and all WGs in Dublin, 29 Sept - 3 Oct 1997
WG1-2-3 in Crete, Greece 5-11 July 1997
TC and all WGs in London, 27-31 January 1997
WG1 and WG2 in Vienna, 11-14 September 1996
WG3 and WG4 in Dublin, 10-11 October 1996
Workshop on the implementation of UCS in Bled, 11-12 November 1996
Copenhagen, 27 April - 2 May 1996
Barcelona 27 Nov - 1 Dec 1995

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