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RE: Never too late to fix a problem! (charset-fixes)

From: Harald Tveit Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2001 00:12:48 +0200
To: IANA <iana@icann.org>, Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>, ietf-charsets@iana.org
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--On 16. juni 2001 08:02 -0700 IANA <iana@icann.org> wrote:

> Dear Martin,
>
> Apologies that this was never taken care of.  Olle's request came
> through before I came on board.
>
> Harald, is any approval required to make these changes?
>
> Am I correct in understanding that the charset file should appear as
> follows:

No - dash in the wrong place.
>
> Name: ISO_8859-6-E                                       [RFC1556,IANA]

The NAME needs to change to ISO-8859-6-E to be consistent with the RFC.
The error was done when transcribing the names from RFC 1556 to the IANA 
registry.

> MIBenum: 81
> Source: RFC1556
> Alias: csISO88596E
>
> Name: ISO_8859-6-I                                       [RFC1556,IANA]
> MIBenum: 82
> Source: RFC1556
> Alias: csISO88596I
>
> Name: ISO_8859-8-E                                  [RFC1556,Nussbacher]
> MIBenum: 84
> Source: RFC1556
> Alias: csISO88598E
>
> Name: ISO_8859-8-I                                  [RFC1556,Nussbacher]
> MIBenum: 85
> Source: RFC1556
> Alias: csISO88598I
>
>
> :    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.
>
> Please confirm that this is correct.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Michelle Schipper
> IANA
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Duerst [mailto:duerst@w3.org]
> Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2001 2:15 AM
> To: ietf-charsets@iana.org
> Cc: iana@iana.org; Harald Tveit Alvestrand
> Subject: Never too late to fix a problem!
>
>
> Having a look at the charset registry
> (http://www.iana.org/assignments/character-sets),
> I just rediscovered the following error, already
> reported by Olle Jarnefors in 1996!
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/ietf-charsets/1996JulDec/0000.html
>
> What is the right way to fix such problems once and for all?
>
> Regards,   Martin.
>
>
> 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
> --
> Olle Jarnefors, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
> <ojarnef@admin.kth.se>  --Boundary (ID uEbHHWxWEwCKT9wM3evJ5w)
>
>
>
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