Re: Polish codepages

From: G. Adam Stanislav (
Date: Mon Feb 21 2000 - 14:39:40 EST

At 20:02 21-02-2000 +0100, Piotr Trzcionkowski wrote:
>I never heard about requirements to "all internet software".

"3.1. What charset to use

"All protocols MUST identify, for all character data, which charset is in use.

"Protocols MUST be able to use the UTF-8 charset, which consists of the ISO
10646 coded character set combined with the UTF-8 character encoding
scheme, as defined in [10646] Annex R (published in Amendment 2), for all

"Protocols MAY specify, in addition, how to use other charsets or other
character encoding schemes for ISO 10646, such as UTF-16, but lack of an
ability to use UTF-8 is a violation of this policy; such a violation would
need a variance procedure ([BCP9] section 9) with clear and solid
justification in the protocol specification document before being entered
into or advanced upon the standards track."

RFC 2277 (See or your favorite RFC

>My own programs support ANY enough popular and technically
>reasonable standard.

Very good.


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