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Re: Registration of new charset: UTF-32

From: Misha Wolf <Misha.Wolf@reuters.com>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 20:05:16 +0100
To: Mark Davis <mark@macchiato.com>
Cc: ietf-charsets@iana.org, w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org
Message-id: <B0015962675@euvig1.dtc.lon.ime.reuters.com>


Has anyone looked to see how this ties in with:
  Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 (Second Edition)
  Autodetection of Character Encodings (Non-Normative)
  http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml#sec-guessing

Misha


On 11/05/2001 15:29:45 Mark Davis wrote:
> Charset aliases:
>
> NONE
>
> Suitability for use in MIME text:
>
> NO
>
> Published specification(s):
>
> http://www.unicode.org/unicode/reports/tr19/
>
> The IETF registration imposes one additional constraint: if there is no
> initial BOM then the byte-orientation must be big-endian. That is, in any
> stream that does not begin with the (hex) byte sequence <00 00 FE FF> all of
> the bytes are interpreted as big-endian.
>
> Note: This is parallel to the IETF registration of UTF-16. As defined by the
> Unicode Standard Version 3.1, without a BOM the byte orientation of UTF-32
> and UTF-16 could be either little-endian or big-endian. The choice of byte
> orientation would be determined by a higher-level protocol. The IETF
> registration is such a protocol, and constrains the byte orientation to be
> big-endian for determinant interpretation.
>
>
> ISO 10646 equivalency table:
>
> Also in http://www.unicode.org/unicode/reports/tr19/
>
> Additional information:
>
> Mark Davis
> 2509 Alpine Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025
> mark@unicode.org
>
> Intended usage:
> LIMITED USE
>
>
> ]
>


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