[rfc-i] comments on "Format FAQ"

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Wed Feb 19 06:44:30 PST 2014

On 2014-02-19 15:39, Andrew Sullivan wrote:
> 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,
> A

Not really? Why does the encoding matter, as long as it is a common one 
and declared properly?

And what files are we talking about? Plain text? XML?

Best regards, Julian

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