Re: [apps-discuss] i18n intro, Sunday 14:00-16:00

Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter@stpeter.im> Tue, 19 July 2011 20:33 UTC

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On 7/19/11 2:00 PM, John C Klensin wrote:
>
>
> --On Tuesday, July 19, 2011 13:20 -0600 Peter Saint-Andre
> <stpeter@stpeter.im>  wrote:
>
>> On 7/19/11 12:48 PM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>>> You might have noticed a curious item on the agenda at 14:00
>>> on Sunday: "Apps Area Preparatory Meeting for
>>> Internationalization Working Groups".
>> ...
>> Sorry, I neglected to provide a pointer to my slides:
>>
>> http://www.saint-andre.com/ietf/i18n-intro.pdf
>
> 197 slides?  YMBK.

Why must I be kidding? I presented much the same slides at the XMPP WG 
interim meeting back in February, and we had a productive session.

> And, by the way, in the beginning, depending on where you start
> counting, there were BCD, BAUDOT, and a few other things,
> including, arguably, Morse Code.  In a different vocabulary
> consider ITU Recommendation T.50, aka International Alphabet 5
> (IA5 or IRA5), whose original version corresponded to ISO 646,
> whose IRV is essentially ASCII.  It wasn't designated as IA5
> because "5" was a nice number -- there were four predecessors
> including Recommendation S.1 for ITA2.  :-)

These slides are not meant to be comprehensive, just a friendly 
introduction to some key topics.

> More follows offlist...

As always, feedback is welcome.

Peter

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