[rfc-i] comments on "Format FAQ"

Andrew Sullivan ajs at anvilwalrusden.com
Wed Feb 19 06:39:37 PST 2014

On Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 04:40:04PM -0800, =JeffH wrote:
> > Several questions remain regarding the inclusion of UTF-8 characters
> "UTF-8 characters" is a misnomer and misleading/confusing.
> it should be "(non-ASCII) Unicode characters" in this sentence.

Humph.  Maybe.  You're right that the terminology is confusing.
Maybe the better way would be to say "Unicode characters" and then
have a question and answer along these lines:

    Unicode characters can be encoded in multiple ways.  What
    encodings with the RFC Editor accept?

    The RFC Editor will only accept files encoded as UTF-8.

Does that help?

Best regards,


Andrew Sullivan
ajs at anvilwalrusden.com

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