[rfc-i] Alternate UTF-8 proposal

Joe Touch touch at ISI.EDU
Mon Oct 20 09:00:14 PDT 2008


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Paul Hoffman wrote:
> At 7:17 AM -0700 10/20/08, Joe Touch wrote:
>> Allow UTF-8 only where internationalized text examples are REQUIRED. Two
>> versions of such documents would be provided, where the UTF-8 would be
>> the reference version, and an ASCII equivalent with suitable notes about
>> excluded material would also be made available as a supplemental.
>>
>> This would avoid the need to change all RFCs to support a feature needed
>> by only a few.
> 
> This proposal offers less than the one in our draft in that it doesn't allow for the correct spelling of names that have non-ASCII characters.

It also requires non-UTF versions as required alternates.

Yes, it's more conservative than the proposed change; it is intended to
limit the impact to the RFCs to only those addressing
internationalization within protocols.

Joe
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