[rfc-i] Unicode names in RFCs and xml2rfc

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Fri Dec 6 11:26:46 PST 2019

There is indeed a smörgåsbord of possibilities. We would have to open this
up as a consensus discussion, I think, but it seems that a little more
flexibility is needed in the rules.


On 07-Dec-19 06:53, Carsten Bormann wrote:
> On Dec 6, 2019, at 16:49, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke at gmx.de> wrote:
>> As I said before, there are more reasons to use non-ASCII than names
>> of contacts. For instance, what if I want to refer to the title of a
>> book? I know that this isn't currently mentioned in RFC 7997, but I
>> think wiring this into the grammar is the wrong approach.
> We just haven’t had the first RFC yet that needs to discuss Mößbauer spectroscopy.
> Or maybe a Schrödinger equation (or Schrödinger’s cat).
> How about Ångström?  (Fortunately, that is not an SI unit, but André-Marie Ampère gave his name to the ampere.)
> And I’m still using 50 Ω coax and PCB traces that are some µm thick.
> Grüße, Carsten
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