PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Last call Printer MIB comment: simple localization proposal

PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Last call Printer MIB comment: simple localization proposal

Re: PMP> Last call Printer MIB comment: simple localization proposal

Ira Mcdonald x10962 (imcdonal@eso.mc.xerox.com)
Wed, 1 Apr 1998 18:25:34 PST

Hi Matt,

Welcome to the PWG standards work, by the way.

I'm discouraged to have to reply that Tom's and my proposal
was NOT an "April Fool joke". RFC 2277 does NOT say that
protocols SHOULD support UTF-8 (transform of ISO 10646,
Unicode). It says very clearly that they SHALL support
UTF-8 and MAY support other charsets. The Printer MIB
is not compliant. There isn't any gray area at all.

Cheers,
- Ira McDonald (High North)
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[Matt's note]

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Tom Hastings wrote:
<Simple localization change proposal from Tom Hastings>

Being new to PWG activities, I'm not sure what to think about a change
like this that comes just days before the Printer MIB was to step into
the next level of standards Nirvana -- is this normal? :-)

Also being new, I'm not sure if this sort of thing is standard around
April 1st. After looking at RFC 2277, I tend to think I must be falling
for a pretty good April Fools joke because it has lots of stuff in there
about using character sets other than UTF-8.

Just in case it really isn't an April Fools joke, here's my input:
let's change the MIB instead to say that UTF-8 SHOULD be used for all
localization.

-- 
Matt Young
(myoung@boi.hp.com) Hewlett-Packard Department LaserJet Division