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Re: 29 languages + Unicode

From: Yung-Fong Tang <ftang@netscape.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 1997 13:17:55 -0800
Message-ID: <330CBF7C.56EE@netscape.com>
To: Misha Wolf <misha.wolf@reuters.com>
CC: Glenn Adams <glenn@spyglass.com>, Hannu Aronsson <haa@iki.fi>, Jürgen Bettels <jurgenb@global-ink.com>, Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>, Michel Bottin <bottin@culture.fr>, Tomas Carrasco Benitez <carrasco@innet.lu>, Junwon Chung <greatjun@hen.nca.or.kr>, Mark David <mhd@gensym.com>, Philippe Deschamp <Philippe.Deschamp@inria.fr>, Martin Dürst <mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch>, Michael Everson <everson@indigo.ie>, Irakli Garibashvili <irakli@library.acnet.ge>, Marion Gunn <mgunn@ucd.ie>, Frode Hernes <frode.hernes@maxware.telemax.no>, Olle Järnefors <ojarnef@admin.kth.se>, Kent Karlsson <keka@im.se>, Seong-Woong Kim <kswoong@pljuno.sogang.ac.kr>, Ulf Lunde <Ulf.Lunde@kvatro.no>, Thomas Milo <76414.727@compuserve.com>, Bob Myers <rtm@pac.co.jp>, Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>, Primoz Peterlin <peterlin@biofiz.mf.uni-lj.si>, Herman Ranes <Herman@iet.hist.no>, Ben Sargent <bsargent@intl.com>, Tom Stern <tom@geac.com>, Charles Wicksteed <charles.wicksteed@reuters.com>, Susan Wolf <susanw@accentsoft.com>, Xueni Ye <xye@intl.com>, François Yergeau <yergeau@alis.ca>, www-international <www-international@w3.org>, Unicode <unicode@unicode.org>
Sorry for my late reply:
Here is the story....

EUC-KR is listed in
ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/character-sets and refer to
ASCII in GL and KS_C_5601-1987 in GR (EUC-KR  = ASCII + KS_C_5601-1987
[with MSB on] )
And it is the "PREFER MIME" name according to RFC1557, as well as
ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/character-sets

KS_C_5601-1987 is listed in
ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/character-sets
but refer to the 94x94 ISO-2022 set. ASCII is not not below to this 

KSC5601 is not listed in
ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/character-sets

Look at "(preferred MIME name)" in
ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/character-sets


Misha Wolf wrote:
> 
> <http://194.75.134.50/unicode/iuc10>, the IUC10 (Tenth International Unicode
> Conference) preview site now has individual pages in twenty-nine languages,
> as well as Unicode pages combining all twenty-nine languages.  The most
> recent additions are: Danish, Esperanto, Georgian, Korean, Occitan and
> Slovenian.
> 
> The other significant change is the addition of language tags to all pages,
> in line with RFC 2070, RFC 1766, ISO 639 and ISO 3166.  We have started all
> pages with "<HTML LANG=en>", as some parts of all the pages are in English.
> We have added "LANG=X" attributes to containers (eg <H1> or <TABLE> or <TR>)
> holding non-English text, where "X" represents the appropriate language code
> (eg "fr" or "zh-cn").
> 
> We have not adjusted the markup to take account of the idiosyncracies of any
> browser.  We know of no browser that will display all the text absolutely
> correctly.
> 
> Because of browser incompatibility in the recognition of charset names, we
> have not included a <meta ... charset ...> tag in the Korean page.  As far
> as we can see, the page displays correctly in a number of browsers, but each
> understands a different charset tag.  Netscape Navigator/Communicator
> understands "EUC-KR", Microsoft Internet Explorer understands "KS_C_5601-
> 1987" and Alis Tango understands "KSC5601".  If you can suggest a charset
> tag understood by more than one browser, please tell us.
> 
> We hope to release the pages to the IUC public sites <http://www.unicode.org>
> and <http://www.reuters.com/unicode/iuc10> early next week.  If you find any
> errors, please tell us.
> 
> Thanks,
> <misha.wolf@reuters.com>
> <charles.wicksteed@reuters.com>
Received on Thursday, 20 February 1997 18:44:49 GMT

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