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This item would have to be processed through the ISO 639-3 procedures, and the requester could be advised accordingly. However, I have great difficulties seeing that it could be a candidate for ISO 639 encoding.

Best regards,
Hvard

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Hvard Hjulstad
 Standard Norge / Standards Norway
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Fra: ISO 639 Joint Advisory Committee [mailto:[log in to unmask]] P vegne av Rebecca S. Guenther
Sendt: 26. november 2008 20:17
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Emne: Additional tag for the Universal Alphabet, uniAlf text mode (fwd)

Dear ISO JAC:

Should this request be going to ISO 15924 for scripts?

Rebecca

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Subject: Additional tag for the Universal Alphabet, uniAlf  text mode

http://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/

---Request for new language code

-Name of Language:
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The Universal alphabet, UniAlf

-reference, where found;
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Euro Union, Russia, Kazakhstan

-Name(s) of language (indigenous):        UniAlf

-If in non-Roman script and supplying a romanized form, indicate transliteration system used, if possible:
    ISO/IEC_8859-1 (ASCII) + 6 common (1 Latin_B;
    1 Greek, 4 Cyrillic)  +8 optional phonetic symbols.

Evidence of sufficient number of documents to establish separate code per ISO 639-2 Annex A A.2.1
(request by one agency with 50 documents or five agencies with a total of 50 among them). This refers to material in the language, not about the language. Please cite name of institution(s) where documents are held and number at each. Example: Library of Congress (65) ( Required )
1.	The Enhanced phonetic English alphabet project, made 
    by American President   Benjamin Franklin, 18-en century. 
2.	http://www.astrolingua.spb.ru/ALFAVIT/interbet_new.htm
The international phonematic alphabet "Interbet" project, by V. Vetash
Also author has made a very good list of the similar projects:
Some citations :
2.1    Luthy C.T.    "Universal alphabet" USA, 1918
2.2    D.Diringer   "The Alphabet" London, 1949
2.3    Sapir E. "The Function of an international auxuliary language" USA, 1958
2.4   Gelb I.J.      "A Study of Writing"  Chicago & London, 1963
3.   International language - Esperanto and it's  international  alphabet, by L. Zamengof.
4. http://siaz.narod.ru/index.html International alphabet  "Komal".


Size and variety of literature. A general statement quantifying the literature and its variation. Amplify evidence in the previous item (i.e. show variety of use beyond the request by one agency with 50 documents or 5 agencies with a total of 50 among them). (Required)
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1.  All the literature, related to the Unicode. 
http://web.uvic.ca/ling/resources/ipa/charts/unicode_ipa-chart.htm
http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/#proponents
Theoretically, if we have the Unicode - then we don't need the UniAlf, the Universal Alphabet.  But if we describe every letter with 2 byte code, then our English, Russian and other European text becomes 2 times heavier, and our database becomes 2 times slowlier. 
That's why we  still  use  1- byte coding, and why we still need language tags, 
ISO - 639-2 and ISO - 639-3, and being proposed UniAlf.
Thus, we still need Unicode, as the Standard base for the right transliteration and transcoding between the different languages and codepages. 
2.	All the literature, relative to International Phonetic Alphabet.
http://linguiste.org/
It contains 59 consonants and 28 vowels.
We have no necessity to use so many symbols in the English or Russian language.  If we make the keyboard for this alphabet, 2/3 of its  buttons will be not used...
There is one interesting approach: we can unite the similar, related sounds in the one phonetic group, designated with the one symbol.
For instance, the weak English consonant [r], The French guttural [r] and Russian strong [r] may be designated with the one letter "R".
So, then similar sounds in the different languages have the similar designation, but exact pronunciation depends on "the national accent".
So the Universal Alphabet occurs, like the abbreviated version of the IPA.
For the English and Russian languages we need to have 32 symbols. (The Russian 
33-th letter "the hard sign", "" (Unicode:  042A),  may by everywhere substituted with the sign "  '   (apostrophe)" or like "Y")
For the other languages, we may need more letters. So we need to add 6 common symbols and 8 optional ( adjusted according the used language). 
For instance, if you work in English, you can assign to the 8 additional buttons mathematical  or musical symbols just from Unicode - according your requirements.)

National or regional support. Name of a national or regional language authority supporting this request. (Required)
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The good question... 
1. The international phonematic alphabet "Interbet" project, by V. Vetash
2.1    Luthy C.T.    "Universal alphabet" USA, 1918
2.2    D.Diringer   "The Alphabet" London, 1949
2.3    Sapir E. "The Function of an international auxuliary language" USA, 1958
2.4   Gelb I.J.      "A Study of Writing"  Chicago & London, 1963
3.   International language - Esperanto and it's  international  alphabet, by L. Zamengof.
4. http://siaz.narod.ru/index.html International alphabet  "Komal".

All the authors  who published their project about international alphabet. And all readers, who have purchased their book, of course!!! 

Formal or official status. Document any official status that this language may have, legally or otherwise. (Required)
Official status - the additional alphabet, especially convenient for the educational and multy - lingual purposes, as well as  there is the Chinese traditional and Chinese  simplified  writing.

Use in formal education. Specify where this language is used as a medium for education. (Required)
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The UniAlf as  the best present  to all the  pupils in all the schools - to read ABC books in the  simple phonetic style. One time, Education Department has made test in the English schools.  The result: half of pupils wrote dictation with numerous mistakes.  More convenient alphabet will make their life more pleasant...
The testament from  the great American President  - Benjamin  Franklin.
The will of famous Bernard Show.
A more than 5000 languages have  already got the tags.  And the enhanced English alphabet only   still remains the forgotten and abandoned one... 

Additional information (e.g., estimated number of speakers, official status, where spoken):
As this alphabet will be convenient for the usage in the Internet, for machine translating, thus, to forecast the possible number of it's users... it's very difficult. 100 millions or more -  who can say?
Codes:  Alpha 3: ual;        Alpha 2 ua;
Andy  Popov  Temirtau