Re: Last Call: UTF-16

Date: Mon Aug 16 1999 - 09:50:57 EDT

On Sun, Aug 15, 1999 at 01:02:24PM -0700, Frank da Cruz wrote:
> > I believe they are on the Unicode CD. All those entities should register
> > their coded character sets in the ISO-IR, though.
> >
> Why? We don't need hundreds of redundant character sets in the IR. There is
> no point in having character set standards if all character sets automatically
> quality. In any case, most of these sets won't qualify since they use their
> C1 areas for graphics.

Please note that there are now two ISO International Registries on
character sets. One is the ISO/IEC 2375 registry, the other is the
ISO/IEC 15897 registry (the cultural registry found at -also known as the CEN ENV 12005 registry)

The cultural registry is actually more appropiate for Internet use
as it has been designed for it, and also that Internet IAB
recommendations and RFC 2130 recommends as a policy to use the
ISO/IEC 15897 registry. This ISO cultural registry contains charset
descriptions that are alligned with IANA registrations and in
a standardized format (ISO POSIX charmap) with mapping to ISO/IEC
10646. It also contains vendor charsets like the PC codepages,
Mac codepages and EBCDIC encodings.

Keld Simonsen

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