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Subject: Re: [std-proposals] P1885: Naming Text Encodings to Demystify Them: Note on the IANA registry
From: Tom Honermann (tom_at_[hidden])
Date: 2021-01-07 13:54:33


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Tom.

On 1/7/21 1:53 PM, Florian Weimer via Std-Proposals wrote:
> This proposal suggests to use the IANA Character Sets Registry.
>
> I had some concerns about the state of the registry, but I have been
> able to register the UTF-7-IMAP charset recently. It may have helped
> that it was specified in RFC 3501 in 2003 (but the corresponding IANA
> action had been omitted), and it is still in wide use today, without a
> deployed alternative. However, the basic process appears to be working,
> including MIB assignment.
>
> I can't comment on the feasibility from a ISO process perspective of
> using the IANA registry. ISO has its own character set registries,
> somewhere in the context of ISO 2022 and ISO 4873. It may be a
> nonnegotiable requirement that an ISO standard uses an existing ISO
> registry.
>
> Thanks,
> Florian


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