PWG> FWD: Protocol Action: IETF Policy on Character Sets and

PWG> FWD: Protocol Action: IETF Policy on Character Sets and

PWG> FWD: Protocol Action: IETF Policy on Character Sets and

Tom Hastings hastings at cp10.es.xerox.com
Tue Jan 20 12:07:07 EST 1998


>Date: Tue, 20 Jan 1998 08:34:19 PST
>From: The IESG <iesg-secretary at ns.ietf.org>
>Subject: Protocol Action: IETF Policy on Character Sets and Languages to BCP
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>To: IETF-Announce:;;@sigurd.innosoft.com at cp10.es.xerox.coM
>Cc: RFC Editor <rfc-editor at isi.edu>
>Cc: Internet Architecture Board <iab at isi.edu>
>Cc: ietf-charsets at innosoft.com
>
>
>
>The IESG has approved publication of the following Internet-Drafts:
>
> o IETF Policy on Character Sets and Languages
>   <draft-alvestrand-charset-policy-02.txt> for publication as a BCP.
>
> o IANA Charset Registration Procedure
>   <draft-freed-charset-reg-04.txt> for publication as a BCP.
>  
>
> o UTF-8, a transformation format of ISO 10646
>   <draft-yergeau-utf8-rev-01.txt> for publication as a Proposed Standard.
>
>The IESG contact person is Keith Moore.
>
> 
>Technical Summary
> 
> This set of documents specifies a consistent, useful policy for the
> IETF with regard to the use of character sets and language
> information in IETF standards.
>
> In particular, it specifies that protocols MUST be able to use
> the UTF-8 charset in human-readable text strings (support for
> other charsets is optional), and MUST be able to provide language
> tags for such text, in order to be successfully submitted to IETF
> standards processes without approval of a variance procedure.
>
>Working Group Summary
>
> The policy has been reviewed at a special BOF at the Munich IETF
> and in numerous working groups; there seems to be rough consensus
> on the policy as stated.
>
> No objections were raised during IETF Last Call.
>
>Protocol Quality
>
> These documents have been reviewed for the IESG by Keith Moore.
>
>
>NOTE TO RFC EDITOR:
>draft-yergeau-utf8-rev-01.txt contains an instance of MUST (all caps).
>The IESG requests this word be lower case.
>
>
>



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