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Re: Accept-Charset support

From: Keld J|rn Simonsen <keld@dkuug.dk>
Date: Sun, 8 Dec 1996 14:17:17 +0100
Message-Id: <199612081317.OAA04577@dkuug.dk>
To: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>, Klaus Weide <kweide@tezcat.com>, www-international@w3.org
Cc: masinter@parc.xerox.com, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
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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.

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