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Terminology Used in Internationalization in the IETF (RFC3536)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012566D
Original Publication Date: 2003-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-May-15
Document File: 31 page(s) / 64K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

P. Hoffman: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document provides a glossary of terms used in the IETF when discussing internationalization. The purpose is to help frame discussions of internationalization in the various areas of the IETF and to help introduce the main concepts to IETF participants.

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Request for Comments: 3536� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � IMC & VPNC

Category: Informational� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � May 2003

� � � � � � � � � Terminology Used in Internationalization in the IETF

Status of this Memo

� � This memo provides information for the Internet community.� It does

� � not specify an Internet standard of any kind.� Distribution of this

� � memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

� � Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2003).� All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

� � This document provides a glossary of terms used in the IETF when

� � discussing internationalization.� The purpose is to help frame

� � discussions of internationalization in the various areas of the IETF

� � and to help introduce the main concepts to IETF participants.

Table of Contents

� � 1. Introduction...................................................� 2

� � � � 1.1 Purpose of this document....................................� 2

� � � � 1.2 Format of the definitions in this document..................� 3

� � 2. Fundamental Terms..............................................� 3

� � 3. Standards Bodies and Standards.................................� 8

� � � � 3.1 Standards bodies............................................� 8

� � � � 3.2 Encodings and transformation formats of ISO/IEC 10646....... 10

� � � � 3.3 Native CCSs and charsets.................................... 11

� � 4. Character Issues............................................... 12

� � � � 4.1 Types of characters......................................... 15

� � 5. User interface for text........................................ 17

� � 6. Text in current IETF protocols................................. 19

� � 7. Other Common Terms In Internationalization..................... 22

� � 8. Security Considerations........................................ 25

� � 9. References..................................................... 25

� � � � 9.1 Normative References........................................ 25

� � � � 9.2 Informative References...................................... 26

� � 10. Additional Interesting Reading................................ 27

� � 11. Index......................................................... 27

� � A. Acknowledgements............................................... 29

� � B. Author's Address............................................... 29

� � Full Copyright Statement.......................................... 30

Hoffman� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � Informational� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � [Page 1]

RFC 3536� Terminology Used in Internationalization in the IETF� May 2003

1. Introduction

� � As [RFC2277] summarizes: "Internationalization is for humans.� This

� � means that protocols are not subject to internationalization; text

� � strings are." Many protoco...