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Submission request to W3C (W3C Team Comment)

We, W3C members Xerox, Panasonic, Toshiba, GLOCOM, Academia Sinica, Alis Technologies, and Sun Microsystems hereby submit to the Consortium the following specification, comprising the following document attached hereto:
  1. XML Japanese Profile (Second Edition) (including conversion tables for existing charsets)

which is referred to as "the submission". We request the submission be known as the XML Japanese profile submission.


XML Japanese Profile addresses the issues of using Japanese characters in XML documents. In particular, ambiguities in converting existing Japanese charsets to Unicode are clearly pointed out.

Intellectual property Rights

This document and the information contained herein is provided on an "as is" basis and the author disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to any warranty that the use of the information herein will not infringe on any rights or any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In the opinion of the author, use of the information contained in this document does not infringe on any rights.


The submission may distributed within the membership of the W3C free of any fee. The submission may be distributed publicly free of any fee under the redistribution terms expressed in the W3C copyright statement.

Suggested action

We suggest that the consortium considers this document in designing character normalization and digital signature.

Change control

Should any changes be required to the document, we expect future versions to be developed by the INSTAC XML SWG.


Inquiries from the public or press about this submission should be directed to:


this 28th day of March, 2000,

Ted SMITH (Xerox)
KUSHIKI Yoshiaki (Panasonic)
SAKAI Kunio (Toshiba)
Simon Lin (Academia Sinica)
François YERGEAU (Alis Technologies)
Eve MALER (Sun Microsystems)


An update of this Member Submission was resubmitted by Panasonic, Toshiba, Academia Sinica, Alis Technologies, and Sun Microsystems and published on 24 March 2005.