Errors in charset registrations for Arabic and Hebrew

Olle Jarnefors (ojarnef@admin.kth.se)
Mon, 08 Jul 1996 18:23:30 +0200


Date: Mon, 08 Jul 1996 18:23:30 +0200
From: Olle Jarnefors <ojarnef@admin.kth.se>
Subject: Errors in charset registrations for Arabic and Hebrew
To: iana@isi.edu
Cc: ietf-charsets@INNOSOFT.COM, ilan-h@taunivm.tau.ac.il,
Message-id: <9607081623.AA19350@mercutio.admin.kth.se>

There are four small but significant errors in the
registrations of four charset values for Arabic and
Hebrew character sets defined in RFC 1556.

<ftp:ftp.is.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/character-sets>
includes the registrations:

> Name: ISO_8859-6-E                                       [RFC1556,IANA]
> MIBenum: 81
> Source: RFC-1556
> Alias: csISO88596E
> 
> Name: ISO_8859-6-I                                       [RFC1556,IANA]
> MIBenum: 82
> Source: RFC-1556
> Alias: csISO88596I

> Name: ISO_8859-8-E                                  [RFC1556,Nussbacher]
> MIBenum: 84
> Source: RFC-1556
> Alias: csISO88598E
> 
> Name: ISO_8859-8-I                                  [RFC1556,Nussbacher]
> MIBenum: 85
> Source: RFC-1556
> Alias: csISO88598I

RFC 1556, however, uses "-", not "_", after "ISO" in the
charset values:

:    Examples of new character sets for bi-directionality support:
: 
:             Content-type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-6-e
:             Content-type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-6-i
:             Content-type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-8-e
:             Content-type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-8-i
: 
:    The "i" suffix refers to implicit mode and the "e" suffix refers to
:    explicit mode.

Best regards

/Olle

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Olle Jarnefors, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) <ojarnef@admin.kth.se>

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