Masataka Ohta <mohta at necom830 dot hpcl dot titech dot ac dot jp>
If your scope is limited within UK, FR and DE, Latin-1 could be
usable, within Europe (including countries using European
languages/characters), unicode could be.
But, if your scope includes CN and JP, unicode is useless for plain
text communication but ISO-2022-JP-2 could be usable.
If you need really international scope, pure ASCII is the only choice.
For more information on this enlightening and forward-thinking approach
to internationalization, the interested reader may be directed to RFC
Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | http://www.ewellic.org
RFC 5645, 4645, UTN #14 | ietf-languages @ http://is.gd/2kf0s
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