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INFITT Guidelines and Procedures for Working Groups and Discussion Groups


Working groups (WGs) and Discussion Groups (DGs) are two major mechanisms INFITT provides its members for discussion and analysis of any issue in the realm of Tamil IT. They differ in their purpose and modus operandi but both are valuable forums for the pursuit of INFITT’s mission. They offer technical and other advice to the INFITT Executive Committee (EC) in order to achieve its objectives, which include development of standards, norms and guidelines related to Tamil IT and Tamil Internet. A major difference between the two forums is this: WGs are organized with well-defined deliverables with an estimated time frame for conclusion. DGs do not have to have a clear outcome, though they also need a clear statement of purpose for functioning as a DG. The latter are exploratory in intent while the former are problem-solving in intent.

WGs and DGs are essentially on-line discussion forums, taking place via mailing lists. However, members of WGs and DGs usually have an opportunity to have a face-to-face meeting once a year during the annual Tamil Internet Conferences organized by INFITT.

These were the working groups which are now dissolved. updated May 2020

WG01 Tamil Glossary of Technical Terms
WG02 Tamil Unicode
WG03 Tamil Internet Domain Names
WG04 Tamil 8-bit Glyph Encoding
WG05 Tamil Transliteration
WG06 Tamil OCR
WG07 Tamil Linux
WG08 TUNE (Alternate 16 bit encoding)