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Title: IANA Charset Registration Procedures
Author(s): N. Freed, J. Postel
Status: Best Current Practice
Date: October 2000
I-D Tag: draft-freed-charset-regist-03.txt
Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) (RFC-2045, RFC-2046,
RFC-2047, RFC-2184) and various other Internet protocols are capable
of using many different charsets. This in turn means that the ability
to label different charsets is essential.
Note: The charset registration procedure exists solely to associate a
specific name or names with a given charset and to give an indication
of whether or not a given charset can be used in MIME text objects.
In particular, the general applicability and appropriateness of a
given registered charset to a particular application is a protocol
issue, not a registration issue, and is not dealt with by this
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