On Sun, Jan 30, 2000 at 03:37:14AM -0800, Dan wrote:
> > > (Basically, we say: "just pass on, and what
> > > happens at presentation is undefined. If the agent settles on to
> > > present it as, say, Latin-1, that is fine with me.)
> > Reasonable for Usenet news, where most content is read by human
> > beings.
> I agree.
> > Here's a more precise version:
> > UTF-8-xtra-head-2 = %d192-223
> > UTF-8-xtra-head-3 = %d224-239
> > UTF-8-xtra-head-4 = %d240-247
> > UTF8-xtra-tail = %d128-191
> > UTF8-xtra-char = UTF8-xtra-head-2 UTF8-xtra-tail
> > | UTF8-xtra-head-3 2*UTF8-xtra-tail
> > | UTF8-xtra-head-4 3*UTF8-xtra-tail
> > Bytes %d247-253 are technically legal but will never be needed,
> > as Unicode/ISO 10646 will never grow beyond hex 0010FFFF except for
> > deprecated additional private-use zones that predate Unicode,
> > and bytes %254-255 are outright illegal.
> ISO 10646 is 31 bits. All possible values should be allowed.
> I do not know why Unicode have decided to grow their bits to
> more than 16 bits, but not to all 31 bits of ISO 10646.
> But that is no reason to not allow full 31 bits in UTF-8 encoded
> Specify UCS (ISO 10646) encoded in UTF-8 without character range limits.
> Do not restrict to current limits of Unicode.
I concur with Dan here. Actually it is IETF policy that all
Internet protocols can process UTF-8, and UTF-8 is here meant to
be the ISO 10646 specification.
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