[rfc-i] Non-ASCII characters in txt RFCs

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Mon Nov 5 05:49:51 PST 2018

On 2018-11-05 14:46, Dave Crocker wrote:
> On 11/5/2018 5:43 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>>> So what is the safe convention for a single xml source code that will 
>>> get reasonable rendering in both html and txt?
>> You'd use 
>> <https://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/rfc7991.html#element.author.attribute.asciiFullname> 
>> etc.
>> ...and make sure you run a version of xml2rfc that supports v3 (and 
>> pass the right command line switch).
>> But, in your case, I think all that's needed is to allow xml2rfc to 
>> produce UTF-8 (command line switch "-u").
> Julian,
> Thanks for the quick response.
> While your suggestion looks fine for 'private' situations, the problem 
> here is that I have no control over which txt rendering engine is run or 
> how it is configured.
> I submitted the xml and the problematic output was generated by the 
> engine and configuration run by the I-D submission process...
> d/

You could submit both XML and TXT, and thus have control on how the TXT 
is generated. Otherwise, you'll have to wait until the defaults are 
changed for the ID submission service.

Best regards, Julian

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