[rfc-i] RFC Series publishes first RFC with non-ASCII characters

Tim Bray tbray at textuality.com
Sun Sep 17 23:09:00 PDT 2017


My hearty thanks to all those who dragged this process into the 21st
century. I might go so far as to say 💓 💓 💓!

Seriously, strong work.

On Sep 14, 2017 2:07 PM, "Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor)" <
rse at rfc-editor.org> wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> RFC 8187, "Indicating Character Encoding and Language for HTTP Header
> Field Parameters", is the first RFC to be published with UTF-8 encoding
> and include characters not in the basic ASCII character set. This
> document has been, with the author's consent, patience, and support,
> used to test the existing tool chain to produce RFCs to see where the
> environment has difficulty in handling non-ASCII characters. The RPC is
> continues this testing with the PRECIS document cluster (C326), which is
> currently in AUTH48.
>
> The RPC and the Tools Team has identified several areas that need to be
> modified to support these characters. Some of those areas will
> ultimately be handled with the new format tools; others have been
> modified as part of the more general work to prepare for the new RFC
> format. For the documents being used to test the toolchain, a
> significant amount of manual processing is required to publish the
> RFCs with non-ASCII characters in the final text. In order to keep
> overall processing times down, leave staff enough time to test
> the other tools that are being developed as part of the RFC format
> project, and allow the editors time to create and/or update new
> procedures as the v3 tools are released, no additional non-ASCII
> documents outside of RFC 8187 and the PRECIS cluster will be published
> until the new format tools are in production.
>
> Many thanks go out to Julian Reschke and Peter Saint-Andre for their
> support, the Tools Team for answering a variety of technical questions,
> and to the RPC staff who worked to ensure that the RFC
> publication process resulted in readable RFCs.
>
>
> Heather Flanagan, RSE
>
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