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Proposal for Generation Panel for Myanmar Script Label Generation Ruleset for the Root Zone

28 June 2018

LOS ANGELES – 28 June 2018 –The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced the formation of the Generation Panel to develop root zone Label Generation Rules (LGR) for the Myanmar script.

Following the Call for Generation Panels to Develop Root Zone Label Generation Rules, the Myanmar script community has submitted to ICANN the Proposal for Generation Panel for Myanmar Script Label Generation Ruleset for the Root Zone [PDF, 97 KB]. The ICANN organization reviewed the proposal, including panel composition and scope, to ensure that requirements set forth in the LGR Procedure [PDF, 771 KB], and in particular the criteria set forth in the Call for Generation Panels to Develop Root Zone Label Generation Rules, are fulfilled.

"On behalf of ICANN we are grateful to the Myanmar script community for volunteering to develop the Myanmar script LGR proposal for the root zone," said Sarmad Hussain, Director of IDN Programs at ICANN.

With composition and work plan approved, the Myanmar script Generation Panel will start its work on the label generation rules. According to the LGR Procedure, the starting point of any Generation Panel's work is the Maximal Starting Repertoire (MSR), with its third version (MSR-3 [PDF, 1.10 MB]) released on 28 March 2018. The full specification of Generation Panel's tasks can be found in the LGR Procedure, in particular, Section B.3. Variant Rule Generation Procedure.

"I'd like to take this opportunity to reiterate our appreciation for the efforts of many communities towards developing their root zone LGR proposals," added Hussain. "We still have more work to do including organizing script panels for Hebrew, Thaana, and Tibetan. I encourage interested parties to lend their skills in support of this effort.”

There are currently LGR efforts underway by Chinese, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Neo-Brahmi, and Sinhala script-using communities. In addition, the Arabic, Armenian, Cyrillic, Ethiopic, Georgian, Khmer, Lao, and Thai script communities have finalized their root zone LGR proposals, many of which have been integrated in the second edition of the Root Zone LGR.

Learn more about how you can increase representation for your language by visiting the Call for Generation Panels to Develop Root Zone Label Generation Rules.

For further information about the IDN Program at ICANN, please visit www.icann.org/idn. To start a new Generation Panel or to get involved in an existing one, please email at IDNProgram@icann.org.

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