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Subject: Re: UK national body concerns about P1885R1 'Naming Text Encodings to Demystify Them'
From: Ville Voutilainen (ville.voutilainen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2020-03-24 09:29:18


On Tue, 24 Mar 2020 at 16:18, Corentin via SG16 <sg16_at_[hidden]> wrote:
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> On Tue, 24 Mar 2020 at 15:13, Hubert Tong <hubert.reinterpretcast_at_[hidden]> wrote:
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>> On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 9:44 AM Tom Honermann via SG16 <sg16_at_[hidden]> wrote:
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>>> Another option might be to take a snapshot of the IANA database and publish it as an ISO TS that we then reference. I don’t know what the copyright implications would be, but we should be able to get guidance from the ISO.
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>> Another issue is that this probably does not fall within the purview of WG 21 or even SC 22. SC 2 might be the right place. Registration authorities also exist for ISO Standards. For example, the Unicode Consortium is one such authority: https://unicode.org/iso15924/.
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> If someone wants to do that work, great.
> It's really not something I have the time and desire to look into.
> Again, this list will probably never be updated because people don't create encodings anymore. Last update was 15 years ago. Because there have been no need to update it.
> I would recommend using the same list has everyone else

We have in the standard a time zone library that is specified to
expose an IANA database. Why does this other
database cause such a great concern?

I smell overkill here.


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