Character Sets and Internationalization

About This Committee

The INCITS/Character Sets and Internationalization Technical Committee is responsible for the creation and maintenance of global standards for the coding of characters from languages and writing systems around the world for use in computational devices. Characters include letters, digits, punctuation marks, symbols, emoji, etc. Currently, characters for more than 150 writing systems are encoded.

The Technical Committee is also responsible for the standard related to ordering of strings.

INCITS/Character Sets and Internationalization is the U.S. TAG to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 2.

Note: INCITS/Character Sets and Internationalization was formerly known as INCITS/L2 until January 2022.

Group Participants

  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Unicode Inc
  • Adobe Systems Inc
  • Apple