Re: comments: UTF-16, an encoding of ISO 10646 to Informational

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Wed Aug 18 1999 - 11:59:53 EDT

Ar 08:15 -0700 1999-08-18, scríobh Francois Yergeau:

>Michael Everson:
>> IANA should NOT "register" character sets. They should make use of
>> registered character sets. Full stop.
>The two simply do not register the same things. The ISO-IR registers CCSs
>(directly usable only within an ISO 2022 environment) whereas the IANA
>registers NAMES for complete CCS/CES combinations directly usable in MIME
>(Internet mail) and other protocols that leverage the MIME content
>labelling mechanisms. Quoting from RFC 2278:

But you can register "complete coding systems" (non-ISO 2022) in the
ISO-IR. I can see the point about IANA registering names for character
sets. The name can be considered a human-readable version of the unique
escape sequence.

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