Fred Baker wrote:
On Mar 14, 2008, at 8:01 AM, Jari Arkko wrote:
Challenge for our IT folks: Internationalized Internet Drafts,
including file names. Doable?
It's doable, no doubt. The next question is whether this is actually
The Finnish character set is something I can deal with, although my
keyboard differs from a Finnish one, making typing the name in
something I would have to think about. I personally don't speak or
read any of the languages that use derivatives of the Han character
set, and will find it difficult to read or point you to a draft with
a Japanese or Chinese name.
I'm inclined to wonder what problem you're solving and what problem
you're trading that one for. I imagine it is that you would like to
be able to use Finnish words in draft monikers or to post internet
drafts in Finnish. I would counsel you to be careful what you wish
for. If the important thing is global communication among engineers,
this might take you in a direction you didn't really intend.
two wishes that come up frequently are really modest:
- the ability to provide properly spelled contact information
- the ability to use non-ASCII characters in specification text that
deals with I18N
Of course to make this useful, it would need to be accepted in RFCs as well.
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