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Re[2]: Registration of new charset

From: Martin J. Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 02:27:20 +0900
To: Nicky YW YICK <ywyick@itsd.gcn.gov.hk>, Harald Alvestrand <Harald@Alvestrand.no>, ietf-charsets@iana.org
Cc: Rex MK Tong <rtong@itsd.gcn.gov.hk>
Message-id: <4.2.0.58.J.20000831020003.00d0aef0@sh.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
Hello Nicky,

I propose that 'the other one is an extension to the ISO 10646 standard'
to something like 'the other one a (temporary) assignment of the
additional characters into the private area of the base multilingual plane
of ISO 10646'.

Also, I'm not completely sure about the section '6. New charsets'.
My impression is that it should say that this is a new charset,
because for IANA it is indeed new (and nobody else defines/registers
charsets).


Regards,   Martin.


At 00/08/30 11:01 +0800, Nicky YW YICK wrote:



>Dear Harald,
>
>1.   Attached please find the application in ASCII format.
>
>2.   Big5 is a Chinese coding scheme which is based on the traditional Chinese
>character set and commonly used in Taiwan and Hong Kong.  Originally, Big5
>coding scheme is developed in Taiwan and contains 13,053 characters.  A common
>shortcoming of Big5 is that it does not cover a fair number of characters
>commonly used in Hong Kong.  In order to cater the need of information 
>exchange
>in Chinese among Hong Kong communities, Government of the Hong Kong Special
>Administrative Region have built up a set of Chinese characters, i.e. the Hong
>Kong Supplementary Character Set (HKSCS) to encompass common characters which
>have not been included in the Big5 coding scheme.  4702 HKSCS characters have
>been added in the User-defined Area of the Big5 coding scheme.  After the
>release of HKSCS, it has been widely adopted by the market, the public and the
>Government.
>
>
>3.   If you have any queries, please feel free to contact me.
>
>
>Thanks.
>
>
>Regards
>Nicky Yick
>Acting Systems Manager
>Information Technology Services Department
>Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
>
>
>(See attached file: Submisson to IANA.txt)
>
>
>
>
>
>
>Harald Alvestrand <Harald@Alvestrand.no> on 29/08/2000 10:18:00 PM
>To: Nicky YW YICK/ITSD/HKSARG@ITSD, ietf-charsets@iana.org
>cc: Rex MK Tong/ITSD/HKSARG@ITSD
>Subject: Re: Registration of new charset
>
>
>At 19:38 29/08/2000 +0800, Nicky YW YICK wrote:
>
>
> >Dear Sir,
> >
> >I would like to submit the attached application of Charset registration
> >for your
> >consideration.
> >
> >Thank you for your attention.
>
>1) Could you please resubmit your application in ASCII?
>     The IANA does not operate on .doc files, and it is less error prone 
> if you
>     perform the conversion yourself.
>
>2) The Big5 registration as it exists now is as follows:
>
>Name: Big5  (preferred MIME name)
>MIBenum: 2026
>Source: Chinese for Taiwan Multi-byte set.
>          PCL Symbol Set Id: 18T
>Alias: csBig5
>
>     This is a bit less information than I feel comfortable with.
>     Especially, it is not enough to evaluate whether or not your proposal is
>     suitable for use with MIME text/* body parts.
>     Perhaps you could help us by updating this registration with the
>     proper details?
>
>Thanks!
>
>
>
>
>
> >Regards
> >Nicky Yick
> >Acting Systems Manager
> >Information Technology Services Department
> >Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
> >
> >(See attached file: Submisson to IANA.doc)
>
>--
>Harald Tveit Alvestrand, alvestrand@cisco.com
>+47 41 44 29 94
>Personal email: Harald@Alvestrand.no
>
>
>
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