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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

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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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Network Working Group                                         P. Hoffman

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...