From: Masataka Ohta <email@example.com> Message-Id: <199606080701.QAA01557@necom830.hpcl.titech.ac.jp> Subject: comment on draft-ietf-html-i18n-04.txt To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Sat, 8 Jun 96 16:01:34 JST Dear HTML WG; The goal of I18N is to make one's native language and characters as good as English and ASCII, or, at least, major European languages and Latin1. As the base character set of SGML is Latin1, it is obvious that European users are not satisfied with ASCII plain text with additional Latin1 support only at the HTML level. So, it is an unacceptable descrimination not to discuss I18N at the plain text level. That is, HTML WG is not the appropriate place to discuss things like draft-ietf-html-i18n*. For the I18N of HTML, it's enough to say, HTML should be internationalized at the plain text level Additional discussion in the draft on how HTTP support MIME charset is the way to distinguish multiple localizations and unrelated to I18N. Masataka Ohta PS ISO-2022-CN-EXT described in RFC 1922 contains all the plains of CNS 11643 and, thus, is a lot richer than ISO 10646. With 16bit flat encoding, it is already impossible to cover those additional characters along with those already contained in ISO 10646. PPS As I am not specifically interested in HTML, which has little to do with I18N, I don't belong to HTML mailing list. Further comments, if any, should be directly sent to me.