Re: UTF-7,5

From: Martin J. Duerst (
Date: Tue Jul 15 1997 - 06:04:48 EDT

On Tue, 15 Jul 1997 J"org Knappen wrote:

> The main issue is migration, not compatibility. I see the place for UTF-7,5
> specially in USENET News, which is currently 8-bit clean. It also helps,
> that Latin-1-letters are >>almost human readable<<.

USENET is 8-bit clean, and this includes C1. Big-5 (traditional Chinese)
runs nicely on Usenet and contains C1. For newsgroups that want to use
Unicode, UTF-8 is certainly a better choice, because all the rest of
the Internet is moving towards UTF-8 (see RFC 2130).

Regards, Martin.

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