Fwd: I-D ACTION:draft-goldsmith-utf7-00.txt

David Goldsmith (goldsmith@apple.com)
Thu, 17 Oct 1996 11:07:21 -0700


Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 11:07:21 -0700
From: David Goldsmith <goldsmith@apple.com>
Subject: Fwd: I-D ACTION:draft-goldsmith-utf7-00.txt
To: IETF Charsets Mailing List <ietf-charsets@INNOSOFT.COM>,
Message-id: <199610171808.LAA15106@scv1.apple.com>

FYI, I've submitted an internet draft to update the definition of UTF-7. 
This is a compatible change. The main motivations are:

1. Clarify an unclear point in the specification. (what to do if the 
first character after an encoded section is "-").

2. Register new names to support Unicode 2.0. (these are "UTF-7" [2.0 or 
later] and "UNICODE-2-0-UTF-7").

David Goldsmith
goldsmith@apple.com

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       Title     : A Mail-Safe Transformation Format of Unicode           
 
       Author(s) : D. Goldsmith, M. Davis
       Filename  : draft-goldsmith-utf7-00.txt
       Pages     : 15
       Date      : 10/16/1996

The Unicode Standard, version 2.0, and ISO/IEC 10646-1:1993(E) (as 
amended)
jointly define a character set (hereafter referred to as Unicode) which 
encompasses most of the world's writing systems.  However, Internet mail 
(STD 11, RFC 822) currently supports only 7-bit US ASCII as a character 
set. MIME (RFC 1521 and RFC 1522) extends Internet mail to support 
different media types and character sets, and thus could support Unicode 
in
mail messages. MIME neither defines Unicode as a permitted character set 
nor specifies how it would be encoded, although it does provide for the 
registration of additional character sets over time.       

This document describes a transformation format of Unicode that contains 
only 7-bit ASCII characters and is intended to be readable by humans 
in the limiting case that the document consists of characters from 
the US-ASCII repertoire. It also specifies how this transformation format 
is used in the context of MIME and RFC 1641, "Using Unicode with MIME".   
                           

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