Subject: Re: [std-proposals] P1885: Naming Text Encodings to Demystify Them: Note on the IANA registry
From: Guy Cpp (guy.cpp.wg21_at_[hidden])
Date: 2021-01-08 03:31:04
If I recall correctly, the time zone names come from the IANA registry, so
there is precedent.
On Thu, 7 Jan 2021 at 19:54, Tom Honermann via Std-Proposals <
> Copying the SG16 mailing list...
> 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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