ISO/IEC 10646 as Document Character Set

Glenn Adams (
Thu, 27 Apr 95 13:49:22 EDT

Some discussion about using 10646 as the standard document
character set has occurred. I and others have supported this
position. I have not seen any strong objections to such a
decision, particularly now that people understand that such
a change would have no direct impact on current implementations
and would open up a clear transition to a more inclusive
solution toward making the Web truly Worldwide.

If this is the general consensus, is there any reason not to
proceed with making this change in both the HTML 2.0 spec and
subsequent specs?

Once this decision is taken, people can stop wondering how
I18N is going to be addressed and actually start implementing
and delivering workable solutions.

We need some action here if we are going to get past this issue.

Glenn Adams