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The Report of the IAB Character Set Workshop held 29 February - 1 March, 1996 (RFC2130)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002685D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 24 page(s) / 59K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

C. Weider: AUTHOR [+7]

Abstract

0: Executive summary.......................................... 2 1: Introduction............................................... 3 2: Character sets on the Internet -- the problem.............. 3 2.1: Character set handling in existing protocols............... 4 3: Architectural model........................................ 6 3.1: Segments defined........................................... 7 3.2: On the wire................................................ 8

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Network Working Group C. Weider

Request for Comments: 2130 Microsoft

Category: Informational C. Preston

Preston & Lynch

K. Simonsen

DKUUG

H. Alvestrand

UNINETT

R. Atkinson

Cisco Systems

M. Crispin

University of Washington

P. Svanberg

KTH

April 1997

The Report of the IAB Character Set Workshop

held 29 February - 1 March, 1996

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo

does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of

this memo is unlimited.

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to sincerely thank Information Sciences

Institute (ISI), and in particular Joyce K. Reynolds for graciously

hosting this event; Joe Kemp and Jeanine Yamazaki of ISI made sure

the facilities met our needs. We also wish to thank the Internet

Society, which underwrote travel for participants who might not

otherwise have been able to attend. Of course, we also wish to thank

the many experts who participated in the workshop and on the mailing

list; a complete list of these people can be found in Appendix D.

Bunyip Information Systems was kind enough to provide mailing list

facilities for this work.

Table of Contents

Abstract

0: Executive summary.......................................... 2

1: Introduction............................................... 3

2: Character sets on the Internet -- the problem.............. 3

2.1: Character set handling in existing protocols............... 4

3: Architectural model........................................ 6

3.1: Segments defined........................................... 7

3.2: On the wire................................................ 8

3.3: Determining which values of CCS, CES, and TES are used..... 9

3.4: Recommended Defaults....................................... 10

3.5: Guidelines for conversions between coded character sets.... 13

4: Presentation issues........................................ 14

5: Open issues................................................ 14

5.1: Language tags.............................................. 15

5.2: Public identifiers....