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Re: Term for "UTF-8, UTF-16 and UTF-32"

From: Robin Leroy <egg.robin.leroy_at_[hidden]>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2023 11:51:22 +0200
Le ven. 24 févr. 2023 à 10:45, Robin Leroy <egg.robin.leroy_at_[hidden]> a
écrit :

> The Properties and Algorithms group has discussed this issue; it will
> likely be proposing at UTC #175 (April 25–27) that a new definition *Unicode
> standard encoding form* be added to mean the three UTFs, and that
> references to *the [three] Unicode encoding forms* throughout The Unicode
> Standard be fixed using that new definition.
If such a proposal is accepted by the UTC, the resulting change would make
> it into a published standard no earlier than Unicode 16.0, September
> 2024.

Dear SG 16,

There has been further discussion of this issue in the Properties and
Algorithms group, with some alternatives being proposed to avoid the
disruption that a new definition could cause, while still making it easier
to refer unambiguously to the three Unicode encoding forms defined in the
Unicode Standard.
Progress on this issue is ongoing in the PAG, but since the UTC is this
week, the proposal is not in the PAG report for UTC #175 (see Section 1 of
L2/23-079 <https://www.unicode.org/cgi-bin/GetMatchingDocs.pl?L2/23-079>).
This does not change the expected timeline for publication, since Unicode
16.0 is still quite far away.

Best regards,

Robin Leroy

Received on 2023-04-24 09:51:40