[rfc-i] Data point [Re: Fwd:I-D ACTION:draft-hoffman-utf8-rfcs-03.txt]

Joe Touch touch at ISI.EDU
Tue Oct 7 09:29:55 PDT 2008


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Julian Reschke wrote:
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> At this point I'm really not sure what your point is.
> 
> - LF as a line separator is a problem in Windows? Agreed.
> 
> - It's hard to enter formfeed characters in Windows editors? Agreed.
> 
> But this applies to both ASCII and UTF-8.
> 
> (These problems go away as soon as the author chooses one of the tools
> we have for the job)

Sure. *IF* we have those tools.

Understood that right now I have different tools for writing (Word),
reading (Wordpad), and printing (Wordpad).

The trick with UTF-8 is I have not identified a tool for writing them
(other than editing source [xml2rfc] - which is nearly as antiquated as
ASCII). I have not identified a tool for printing them that preserves
page boundaries.

Those two seem like showstoppers.

Joe
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