At the Atlanta meeting, we decided to use the RFC 2184 mechanism for
encoding language in text and names. I understood that the IPP solution
would have an asterisk in the initial position of a string. But the RFC
defines the asterisk as being the last character in the name. Having
the asterisk in the name complicates the name search algorithm and we
said that the language designator is mandatory, so the asterisk is
unnecessary. What did we decide? Are the initial characters of
all text and name strings:
[charset] "'" [language] "'"
mechanism for encoding the character set. We
should probably adopt that part of the syntax too, so we could use it
to specify character set when we go past UTF-8.
By the way, this RFC seemed familiar, it is because Tom Hastings sent
a pointer to the draft version of this rfc on Nov. 7, 1996. It was