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Re: Accept-Charset support



On Sun, 8 Dec 1996, Keld J|rn Simonsen wrote:

> Koen Holtman writes:
> 
> > But skimming the UTF-8 specification, I gather that UTF-8 is an encoding
> > mechanism, not a character set.
> 
> Well, no. UTF8 is an encoding of characters. It implies the character
> repertoire of ISO 10646. So it is a charset in MIME sense, including
> the specific character definitions of 10646. You cannot use UTF8
> to encode Japanese X0208 for example.

Exactly. Just see what UTF is standing for:
UCS Transfer Format. Now UCS is Universal Character Set, which
is the character set defined by ISO 10646.

Regards,	Martin.


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