[rfc-i] Draft: Representation of Unicode and UTF-8 characters

Alex Rousskov rousskov at measurement-factory.com
Sat May 15 09:32:13 PDT 2004

My assumption is that, just like today, the spelling would be up to
the author/editor writing the document; a person whose name is being
spelled is given an informal opportunity to correct or suggest a
different spelling. Thus, Patrik would be able to use whatever
spelling he prefers. This is no different from current situation
except folks do not have the opportunity to use Unicode characters.

I agree that the necessity is debatable, but I assume that since folks
propose it, they want/need it. FWIW, I have non-ASCII characters in my
name, but would not use them in an all-ASCII all-English document.

Note that the polished wording I proposed does not imply that "names
in acknowledgments" is a special or one of two special cases. The
document author can use the proposed representation for whatever
purpose she needs (subject to other IETF rules, of course).



On Sat, 15 May 2004, Paul Hoffman / VPNC wrote:

> At 9:06 PM -0400 5/14/04, Henning Schulzrinne wrote:
> >For names in acknowlegements and protocol examples...
> Two notes of major concern here:
> - Why is there a difference between names in acknowledgements and
> names of RFC authors? If this has been in place a little over a year
> ago, Patrik Fältström would have had his name spelled differently in
> RFC 3490 and RFC 3491, even though the two RFCs cover the same
> protocol.
> - Has anyone asked folks who have non-ASCII characters in their names
> how they feel about this? If not, we should stop immediately on this
> thread. Somehow, I can imagine that someone would rather have their
> name in the acknowledgements be spelled
>     Jose Munoz
> instead of
>     Jos<U+00E9> Mu<U+00F1>oz
> --Paul Hoffman, Director
> --VPN Consortium
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