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Re: [idn] Unicode tagging
- To: "Edmon" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: [idn] Unicode tagging
- From: Paul Hoffman / IMC <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 10:22:50 -0700
- Delivery-date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 10:26:46 -0700
- Envelope-to: email@example.com
At 1:12 PM -0400 8/16/00, Edmon wrote:
>At 11:30 AM -0400 8/16/00, Edmon wrote:
>> >uniform byte-length characters are extremely beneficial to DNS and we
>> >try to preserve it in the protocol.
>> Could you elaborate on why this is true? In the applications that
>> mandate using UTF-8, no one has been unable to implement it.
>The reason as I have indicated is the need to have a character count.
What "need" is that? Where is that a requirement?
> > >We dont know whether some day we might go beyond UCS-4.
>> This is just plain silly. In fact, it is likely that we will only
>> need a tiny fraction of the space allowed by UCS-4, and there are
>> moves by ISO to make that clear.
>I dont think we want to be too sure. We see today how difficult it is to go
>from ASCII to multilingual, it is our responsibility to create a system that
>will be useful and flexible for the future.
If you are going against the wisdom of ISO and the Unicode
Consortium, I think it is incumbent on you to propose a solution so
we can see if it is better than theirs. Give us some idea (and maybe
even numbers) about the problem, and then propose a solution.
--Paul Hoffman, Director
--Internet Mail Consortium