comments on the draft - 2

Peter Constable petercon at
Tue Jun 8 22:52:41 CEST 2004

John Cowan wrote:

> > 3.1: Re the registration form: Is there some IETF policy that
> > us to ask only for the native name of a language *transcribed into
> > ASCII*?
> Pretty much.  IETF documents are still rather firmly ASCII.  The
question of
> whether this restriction has now had its day is a plenary one which
> list can't resolve.

But note how I asked the question? Any reason why the native name in
it's native script couldn't be included using a transfer encoding syntax
like UTF-7 or whatever the spec is (punycode?) for IDNs? The
representation in the registration would still be in terms of ASCII

Peter Constable
Globalization Infrastructure and Font Technologies
Microsoft Windows Division

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