7 Sep 2007 simosx   » (Journeyer)

At the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Document Repository one can now get the documents with the comments that national standards bodies sent for the ballot process of OOXML. The specific file is 904.zip.

Individual files have the filename format J1N8726-xx.doc, where xx is a two-digit number (format: %02d). I do not think there is a correlation between the countries and the number, so here is a cheat sheet,

  1. AR-J1N8726-24.doc
  2. AT-J1N8726-33.doc
  3. AU-J1N8726-35.doc
  4. BE-J1N8726-31.doc
  5. BG-J1N8726-05.doc
  6. BR-J1N8726-01.doc
  7. CA-J1N8726-38.doc
  8. CH-J1N8726-42.doc
  9. CL-J1N8726-21.doc
  10. CN-J1N8726-37.doc
  11. CO-J1N8726-18.doc
  12. CZ-J1N8726-09.doc
  13. DE-J1N8726-11.doc
  14. DK-J1N8726-12.doc
  15. EC-J1N8726-20.doc
  16. ES-J1N8726-02.doc
  17. FI-J1N8726-39.doc
  18. FR-J1N8726-03.doc
  19. GB-J1N8726-08.doc
  20. GH-J1N8726-17.doc
  21. GR-J1N8726-15.doc
  22. IE-J1N8726-32.doc
  23. IL-J1N8726-40.doc
  24. INCOMPLETE1-J1N8726-07.doc (mentions BPS for country code, which is unknown. No national body appears to use BPS as initials. Appears to be Phillipines. Need source.)
  25. ECMA-J1N8726-14.doc (uses "Ecma" for country code, it is ECMA, confirmed by Alex Brown)
  26. IN-J1N8726-06.doc
  27. IR-J1N8726-25.doc
  28. IT-J1N8726-47.doc
  29. JO-J1N8726-27.doc
  30. JP-J1N8726-26.doc
  31. KE-J1N8726-29.doc
  32. KR-J1N8726-28.doc
  33. MT-J1N8726-30.doc
  34. MX-J1N8726-10.doc
  35. MY-J1N8726-13.doc (one of the comments implies it is for Malaysia, does not mention explicitly in Member Body column. Confirmed by yk)
  36. NO-J1N8726-41.doc
  37. NZ-J1N8726-43.doc
  38. PE-J1N8726-19.doc
  39. PL-J1N8726-34.doc
  40. PT-J1N8726-23.doc
  41. SG-J1N8726-44.doc
  42. TH-J1N8726-45.doc
  43. TN-J1N8726-22.doc
  44. TR-J1N8726-46.doc
  45. US-J1N8726-04.doc
  46. UY-J1N8726-48.doc
  47. VE-J1N8726-16.doc
  48. ZA-J1N8726-36.doc

The way the list works is that if you are interested in the comments sent by the Indian national body (IN), then the file you need to read is J1N8726-06.doc.

This includes both P and O members bodies, though there are several countries that are missing from the list. See also the official list of the countries that are members of JTC 1/SC 34. Apart from this group of countries (that is, members of JTC 1/SC 34), there is a group of countries which are member of JTC 1 (something like a general group). Here is the official list of the member countries of JTC 1. In each committee there are Participating countries (P-countries) and Observer countries (O-countries). In the voting process, the votes of the P-countries matters more than the O-countries. In addition, there appears to be a significance between a vote of a country that is in the JTC 1/SC 34 group, a country in the JTC 1 group and other countries. I am not sure what are the exact details, though you may delve into the procedural documentation of JTC 1 (PDF, 185 pages). You might find some help at the Wikipedia OOXML page, if you ignore the editing quarrels. The section about the ISO process is mainly contributed by Alex Brown, who is one of the people responsible for the British side in JTC 1/SC 34. He also made a blog post on the next steps in the ISO process.

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