[rfc-i] Comments on draft-iab-rfcformatreq

Martin Rex mrex at sap.com
Wed Dec 19 17:15:15 PST 2012


John R Levine wrote:
> 
> Sure, but if it turns out that only 1% of the people reading RFCs are 
> using devices that can't display accented characters,

And it turns out that less than 1% of the people reading RFCs know
the correct names of _all_ accents and _all_ accented characters.

The reason to spell out non-ASCII unicode code points is that everyone
will call it by the very same name, rather than everyone guessing or
trying to describe the shape of the glyph instead, leading to
ambiguity and misunderstandings.

-Martin



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