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

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Tue Oct 24 06:29:50 PDT 2017


On 2017-09-22 18:54, Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) wrote:
> ...
> That's an excellent question. I think this is something to discuss with
> both the IESG and the Tools Team, though I am fairly confident that
> "right now" isn't possible. An idnits update is one of the tools
> contracted for, and is not yet complete (see the expected timeline here:
> https://trac.tools.ietf.org/tools/ietfdb/wiki/FormatToolsPlan). Also,
 > ...

Currently says "End of January". Note that all I'm asking for is a way 
to disable the "all ASCII" check.

> we've seen that the datatracker isn't rendering non-ASCII characters
> correctly in the PDF automatically generated from RFC 8187
> (https://trac.tools.ietf.org/tools/ietfdb/ticket/2370). So, there is
> still some work to do before this will all work.

FWIW, this is not about the PDF (which is fine), but the fact that 
datatrackers's TXT-to-HTML conversion doesn't work properly (in contract 
to the one used for the HTML on tools.ietf.org).

It would be awesome to see some progress here.

Best regards, Julian


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