[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.
>
> +1
>


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