Re: Filtering and displaying untrusted UTF-8

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Mon Dec 28 2009 - 22:20:32 CST

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    "verdy_p" <verdy underscore p at wanadoo dot fr> wrote:

    > May be at this time, it will only be to allow the transition to a
    > newer standard replacing both TUS and ISO/IEC 10646 (and defining new
    > encodings tranform formats for a newer universal set, which will only
    > be justified by the adoption of very different allocation policies,
    > along with the adoption of a new character model).
    > But there's still NO sign that such a newer standard will be needed
    > and developed (even in some far undefined future). Given the current
    > software development and deployment practices, nothing should occur
    > before at least 2 decennials or more.

    The English word for a period of 10 years is "decade." But it will be
    more like 100 years before any shortcomings in the Unicode Standard will
    justify the pain of transitioning to a completely new model.

    > The octet encoding unit (for UTFs) will certainly be deprecated long
    > before, for data interchange

    I'm not seeing this happen in my lifetime either. Without UTF-8,
    Unicode would have taken far, far longer to be adopted.

    Doug Ewell  |  Thornton, Colorado, USA  |
    RFC 5645, 4645, UTN #14  |  ietf-languages @ ­

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