Solving the UTF-8 problem

Doug Ewell dewell at
Mon Jul 2 17:19:17 CEST 2007

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Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer at nic dot fr> wrote:

>> Potential problems with this approach are unintentional mismatches 
>> between the versions (I caught one of these problems for the ISO 639-3 
>> people recently)
> I do not get it. If the unofficial version is produced by a program, how 
> can a mismatch exist (unless there is a bug in the program)?

1. The human who runs the conversion program forgets to run it at the 
appropriate time.

2. The human runs it against an outdated source file.

3. The program runs correctly, but the new file is not copied or FTP'd to 
the appropriate location.

etc.  Notice that these scenarios tend to involve human error.

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

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