[Ltru] Re: Solving the UTF-8 problem

"Doug Ewell" <dewell@roadrunner.com> Thu, 12 July 2007 15:53 UTC

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Subject: [Ltru] Re: Solving the UTF-8 problem
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Randy Presuhn <randy underscore presuhn at mindspring dot com> wrote:

> There appears to be an emerging consensus that having UTF-8 in the 
> registry would make sense.  Before we can claim to have completed this 
> item, however, we should identify and get agreement on updated text 
> for 4646bis to make it so, as well as any additional instructions for 
> the conversion and "bulk update" of the registry itself.

I agree, though I don't think it will be hard to figure out which 
changes are related to UTF-8 and which are not.

I am waiting for three things before I can update 
draft-ietf-ltru-4645bis-01, which is set to expire in less than a week:

1. The results of the current round of changes to ISO 639-3, scheduled 
to be published in the next few days.

2. A resolution on the question of whether to use extlangs or not.

3. A resolution on the UTF-8 question.

While I can issue more than one draft in succession, just as Addison and 
Mark can, it seems we ought to be able to address these last few issues 
soon, considering that our charter page still has both drafts scheduled 
to go to IETF Last Call by January 2007.

> The devil is frequently in the details, so we can't declare consensus 
> here until we've worked throught the rest of the exorcise.

At which point we can exorcise the devil?

Doug Ewell  *  Fullerton, California, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14

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