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Re: Registration of new charset CESU-8

From: Harald Tveit Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 14:35:22 +0100
To: toby_phipps@peoplesoft.com, ietf-charsets@iana.org
Message-id: <1036416628.1011018922@localhost>
Two wishes for this registration:

1) Quote verbatim the text from DUTR#26:
"It is not intended nor recommended as an encoding used for open 
information exchange."

2) Specify that the registration refers to the Draft UTR dated 2001-12-12, 
and is intended to be updated to refer to the final UTR when that document 
is available.

I don't think that we need to wait for final publication before registering 
the charset label. If the definition changes before final publication, and 
the final one has to be CESU-8v2, that is a risk the registrant takes.


--On 2. januar 2002 01:48 -0800 toby_phipps@peoplesoft.com wrote:

> Charset name: CESU-8
> Charset aliases: csCESU-8
> Suitability for use in MIME text: No
> Published specification(s):
>    Unicode Technical Report #26
>    "Compatibility Encoding Scheme for UTF-16: 8-bit (CESU-8)"
>    http://www.unicode.org/unicode/reports/tr26
> ISO 10646 equivalency table: See specification.
> Additional information:
>    CESU-8 is an 8-bit Compatibility Encoding Scheme for UTF-16 (CESU) that
>    is intended for internal use within systems processing Unicode in order
> to
>    provide an ASCII-compatible 8-bit encoding that is similar to UTF-8 but
>    preserves UTF-16 binary collation. Data encoded in CESU-8 should only
> be    exchanged when it is labeled as such in a higher-level protocol or
> is    agreed upon in an API definition.
> Person & email address to contact for further information:
>    Toby Phipps
>    tphipps@peoplesoft.com
>    Jianping Yang
>    jianping.yang@oracle.com
>    Nobuyoshi Mori
>    nobuyoshi.mori@sap.com
> Intended usage: LIMITED USE
Received on Monday, 14 January 2002 09:48:15 GMT

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