Please update the reference to ISO/IEC 10646-1: 2000, which ISO has recently
published and made available. It includes 31 amendments and 3 corrigenda to
the first (1993) edition.
Adding an optional mapping to 10646 is a good idea. FYI, ISO is in the
process of revising ISO 2375 (coded character set registration according to
ISO/IEC 2022) to add the option of a 10646 mapping. However, the draft
revision to 2375 specifies that the mapping is subject to a review process
because we expect that implementers may be depending on such mappings.
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Subject: Re: BCP 19, RFC 2978 on IANA Charset Registration Procedures
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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,
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