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Subject: I-D ACTION:draft-alvestrand-charset-policy-01.txt
A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts
Title : IETF Policy on Character Sets and Languages
Author(s) : H. Alvestrand
Filename : draft-alvestrand-charset-policy-01.txt
Pages : 9
Date : 1997-09-26
The Internet is international.
With the international Internet follows an absolute requirement to
interchange data in a multiplicity of languages, which in turn
utilize a bewildering number of characters.
This document is (INTENDED TO BE) the current policies being
applied by the Internet Engineering Steering Group towards the
standardization efforts in the Internet Engineering Task Force in
order to help Internet protocols fulfil these requirements.
The document is very much based upon the recommendations of the
IAB Character Set Workshop of February 29-March 1, 1996, which is
documented in RFC 2130 [WR]. This document attempts to be concise,
explicit and clear; people wanting more background are encouraged
to read RFC 2130.
The document uses the terms 'MUST', 'SHOULD' and 'MAY', and
their negatives, in the way described in [RFC 2119]. In this case,
'the specification' as used by RFC 2119 refers to the processing
of protocols being submitted to the IETF standards process.
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