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revised suggested registered names for character sets

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Jun 1996 16:28:09 PDT
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <96Jun5.162822pdt.2733@golden.parc.xerox.com>
Based on comments recieved about actual use, I propose that
in the "Notes to RFC Editor and IANA"

change the list, leaving:

	US-ASCII ISO-8859-1 ISO-8859-2 ISO-8859-3 ISO-8859-4
	ISO-8859-5 ISO-8859-6 ISO-8859-7 ISO-8859-8 ISO-8859-9
	ISO-2022-JP ISO-2022-JP-2 ISO-2022-KR

but add as preferred MIME names:

	SHIFT_JIS EUC-KR GB2312 BIG5 KOI8-R

and add
	EUC-JP as the preferred MIME name for
		EXTENDED_UNIX_CODE_PACKED_FORMAT_FOR_JAPANESE
	UCS-4 for ISO-10646

and add the following as preferred names (instead of the longer names
that were proposed there):

	UTF-8 for UNICODE-1-1-UTF-8
	UTF-7 for UNICODE-1-1-UTF-7
	UCS-2 for UNICODE-1-1


If there are any objections to these changes, please contact me
directly and I'll create a new list. The algorithm is to delete any
recommendations that are controversial.

- Larry
Received on Wednesday, 5 June 1996 16:33:53 EDT

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