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Re: Fwd: Document Action: UTF-16, an encoding of ISO 10646 to Informational

From: Martin J. Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 13:48:02 +0900
To: Harald Tveit Alvestrand <Harald@Alvestrand.no>
Cc: ietf-charsets@iana.org
Message-id: <200001120528.OAA05485@sh.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
Great! Thanks to Paul, Francois, and everybody else involved.

Regards,   Martin.

At 00:20 00/01/12 +0100, Harald Tveit Alvestrand wrote:
> Done at last.
> 
>              Harald
> 
> 
> >To: IETF-Announce: ;
> >Cc: RFC Editor <rfc-editor@isi.edu>
> >Cc: Internet Architecture Board <iab@isi.edu>
> >From: The IESG <iesg-secretary@ietf.org>
> >Subject: Document Action: UTF-16, an encoding of ISO 10646 to
> >          Informational
> >Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2000 09:15:52 -0500
> >Sender: scoya@cnri.reston.va.us
> >
> >
> >
> >The IESG has approved publication of the Internet-Draft 'UTF-16, an
> >encoding of ISO 10646' <draft-hoffman-utf16-05.txt> as an Informational
> >RFC.  This has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an
> >IETF Working Group.
> >
> >The IESG contact persons are Patrik Faltstrom and Keith Moore.
> >
> >Note to RFC Editor:
> >
> >1. Please add the following IANA consideration section:
> >
> >IANA Considerations
> >
> >IANA is to register the character sets found in Appendixes A.1, A.2,
> >and A.3 according to RFC 2278, using registration templates found in
> >those appendixes.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >2. Please change last paragraph of section 1.1 according to the following:
> >--- OLD TEXT
> >
> >The IETF policy on character sets and languages [CHARPOLICY] says that
> >IETF protocols MUST be able to use the UTF-8 character encoding scheme
> >[UTF-8]. Although UTF-8 has many beneficial properties, such as the
> >direct encoding of US-ASCII characters, re-synchronization after loss
> >of octets and immunity to the byte-order issue (see 3.1 below), it is
> >less dense than UTF-16 for characters whose values are between 0x0800
> >and 0xFFFF. Some products and network standards already specify UTF-16,
> >making it an important encoding for the Internet.
> >--- END
> >
> >--- NEW TEXT
> >The IETF policy on character sets and languages
> >[CHARPOLICY] says that IETF protocols MUST be able to use the UTF-8
> >character encoding scheme [UTF-8]. Some products and network standards
> >already specify UTF-16, making it an important encoding for the
> >Internet. This document is not an update to the [CHARPOLICY] document,
> >only a description of the UTF-16 encoding.
> >  --- END
> 
> --
> Harald Tveit Alvestrand, EDB Maxware, Norway
> Harald.Alvestrand@edb.maxware.no
> 
> 
> 


#-#-#  Martin J. Du"rst, World Wide Web Consortium
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Received on Wednesday, 12 January 2000 00:31:55 GMT

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