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P Country Upgrades Continue–As Do Document Committee Signups as Well

“Earlier this week I reported that there were nine new, last
minute ‘P’ members of ISO. I also predicted that the number could
rise. Well, now that we’re down to the wire on the ISO/IEC vote on
OOXML, it has. In the last three days, two more countries have made
the list: Malta and Cote-d’Ivoire. That assumes that the list if up
to the minute, and I won’t be surprised to see the count rise by
the end of the day.

“Who else might join? Well, here’s a clue. JTC1 also has a
committee called ‘Document Descriptions and Processing Languages.’
That subcommittee is, not surprisingly, the task group responsible
for addressing document formats, and its role regarding OOXML is
not yet completed…”


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