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Re: revised suggested registered names for character sets

From: <jg@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 06 Jun 96 08:32:22 -0400
Message-Id: <9606061232.AA00975@zorch.w3.org>
To: masinter@parc.xerox.com
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Larry, I'm not up on the details of the character set registry; please
make sure this says exactly what you think it should...

Interpreting from your message, I now have for draft 05, presuming it
happens:

19.8.1 Charset Registry

The following names should be added to the IANA character set registry
under the category "Preferred MIME name" and this section deleted.

       "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"
       | "SHIFT_JIS" | "EUC-KR" | "GB2312 BIG5" | "KOI8-R"

Please also 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):

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

				- Jim
Received on Thursday, 6 June 1996 05:35:44 EDT

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