Re: Utf-7

From: Daniel McQuillen (
Date: Wed May 26 1999 - 12:28:41 EDT


Markus Kuhn wrote "...both quoted-printable and utf-7 have become
several orders of magnitude faster completely obsolete than the
pessimists in the MIME committee believed would be possible. Internet
email is 8-bit transparent today and both quoted-printable and utf-7
are obsolete."

Are there procedures that Unicode has in place to officially recognize
the obsolescence of encodings such as utf-7? Or will remain a seldom
used but still documented and officially sanctioned standard?

Daniel McQuillen
IDT Program
Georgia Tech

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