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Re: MML charset tag regression

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: MML charset tag regression
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 21:33:56 +0900
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>>>>> "Dave" == Dave Love <address@hidden> writes:

    Dave> At least you have a chance of interpreting the names, but
    Dave> you can't know anything about private charset definitions,
    Dave> even if they were allowed.

I don't understand what you mean.  There's nothing in the definition
of Compound Text that prohibits use private charset definitions in
extended segments that I can see.  (I don't have a recent X Consortium
version, but the R5 version is word for word identical with the
X11R6.4 version that comes with XFree86 4.2, excepting the exception
for using DOCS for UTF-8, of course.  Aargh.  At least they don't
prohibit use of extended segments for UTF-8.)

Are you referring to use of private charsets via the private final
bytes with regular ISO-2022 designations?

    >> If one really want to encode iso-8859-X by using an extended
    >> segment, he can modify non-standard-designations-alist

    Dave> But that violates the specification in the same way that
    Dave> xfree86 (or gtk or whatever it is) does.

Right.  We can't prevent it, but we should document it as
"discouraged" in the strongest possible terms.

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