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

John R Levine johnl at taugh.com
Wed Dec 19 19:35:25 PST 2012

> 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.

Un huh.  What is the name of this character: #
What do you call two dots over a vowel?

Does it matter that I probably call them something else?

If this is the best argument against using accented characters, I guess we 
can declare victory and go home.

John Levine, johnl at taugh.com, Taughannock Networks, Trumansburg NY
"I dropped the toothpaste", said Tom, crestfallenly.

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