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

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Original Publication Date: 1997-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-15
Document File: 31 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

C. Weider: AUTHOR [+6]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC2130: DOI

Abstract

This report details the conclusions of an IAB-sponsored invitational workshop held 29 February - 1 March, 1996, to discuss the use of character sets on the Internet. It motivates the need to have character set handling in Internet protocols which transmit text, provides a conceptual framework for specifying character sets, recommends the use of MIME tagging for transmitted text, recommends a default character set *without* stating that there is no need for other character sets, and makes a series of recommendations to the IAB, IANA, and the IESG for furthering the integration of the character set framework into text transmission protocols. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

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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

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RFC 2130 Character Set Workshop Report April 1997

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......................................... 16 5.3: Bi-directionality.......................................... 16 6: Security Considerations.................................... 16 7: Conclusions................................................ 16 8: Recommendations............................................ 17 8.1: To the IAB................................................. 17 8.2: For new Internet protocols................................. 18 8.3: For registration of new character sets..................... 18 Appendix A: List of protocols affected by character set issues... 20 Appendix B: Acronyms............................................. 23 Appendix C: Glossary............................................. 24 Appendix D: References........................................... 25 Appendix E: Recommended reading...........................

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