[rfc-i] Scanning non-ASCII text
"Martin J. Dürst"
duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp
Wed Sep 26 01:25:41 PDT 2012
I fully agree with Paul and Joe. Regards, Martin.
On 2012/09/26 15:05, Joe Hildebrand (jhildebr) wrote:
> On 9/25/12 7:54 PM, "Paul Hoffman"<paul.hoffman at vpnc.org> wrote:
>> Greetings again. The -00 draft gives as an argument for keeping the
>> all-ASCII requirement:
>> * In extreme cases of having to retype/scan hard copies of
>> documents (it has been required in the past) ASCII is
>> significantly easier to work with for rescanning and retaining
>> all of the original information. There can be no loss of
>> descriptive metadata such as keywords or content tags.
>> This doesn't hold up for two reasons. First, scanning software has
>> handled non-ASCII characters just fine for well over a decade. Second,
>> and more important: no RFC created in the future will exist only in a
>> printed version.
>> Proposal: remove this bullet from the draft entirely.
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