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Re: Unicode Web pages

From: Martin J. Duerst <mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch>
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 1997 12:26:26 +0100 (MET)
To: Misha Wolf <misha.wolf@reuters.com>
cc: Rob Pike <rob@plan9.bell-labs.com>, Unicode <unicode@unicode.org>, www-international <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.95q.970206122309.245C-100000@enoshima>
On Wed, 5 Feb 1997, Misha Wolf wrote:

> Rob Pike wrote:

> >I believe what you're supposed
> >to say is charset=UNICODE-1-1-UTF-8.
> 
> Both MS and NS have recently moved to "UTF-8".

Rob - Maybe you are assuming that UTF-8 is a general method to
encode 4-byte quantities. This is not the case. UTF stands
for UCS transfer (or transform or whatever) format. And
UCS is the Universal Character Set, aka UNicode/ISO 10646.
Also please note that RFC 2044 defines the "charset" tag UTF-8.
However, there is one problem in that draft (due to the slow
RFC process last year), namely that RFC 2044 is written relative
to Unicode 1.1, whereas everyone agrees that "UTF-8" indeed should
be used for Unicode 2.0 and upwards.

Regards,	Martin.
Received on Thursday, 6 February 1997 06:26:10 GMT

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