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Re: ISO 8859 -8:1999

From: Keld Jørn Simonsen <keld@dkuug.dk>
Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2001 15:29:29 +0100
To: Jonathan Rosenne <rosenne@qsm.co.il>
Cc: ietf-charsets@iana.org
Message-id: <20011201152929.A19797@rap.rap.dk>
On Sat, Dec 01, 2001 at 03:09:16AM +0200, Jonathan Rosenne wrote:
> I propose to register ISO_8859-8:1999 as an alias to ISO_8859-8:1988. 
> 
> Reference:
> http://www.iso.ch/iso/en/CatalogueDetailPage.CatalogueDetail?CSNUMBER=28
> 252
> 
> Justification: ISO_8859-8:1999 is a superset of ISO_8859-8:1988. Valid
> ISO_8859-8:1988 data will still be valid under ISO_8859-8:1999. The new
> characters were reserved in ISO_8859-8:1988. Registering ISO_8859-8:1999
> as a separate character set would cause too much unnecessary confusion.

As the two charsets are not exactly equivalent, they should not be
aliases.

Kind regards
Keld
Received on Saturday, 1 December 2001 09:29:55 GMT

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