=?Windows-1252?Q?DR_09-0060_=97_WML, _Fonts:_Names_should_be_registered_at?= IANA

Chris Rae Chris.Rae at microsoft.com
Tue Nov 9 21:04:30 CET 2010


This DR covers several fonts which are mentioned in Part 4,, but not registered with IANA. Specifically it calls out six suggested courses of action:

1. 0x80: shift_jis should be replaced by Windows-31J.
2. 0x81: Microsoft Windows Codepage 949 should be registered in IANA, and use the name in the description.
3. 0x82: Microsoft Windows Codepage 1361 should be registered in IANA and use the name in the description.
4. 0x86: GB2312 should be replaced by GBK.
5. 0x88: Microsoft Windows Codepage 950 should be registered in IANA, and use the name in the description, because there are various Big5 diversions.
6. 0xDE: windows-874 is not registered in IANA. It should be registered.

I'd like to deal with these in three sections. Firstly the new registrations (items 2, 3, 5 and 6). I started investigating this a while back, and early on we submitted a registration for item 6, 0xDE - I'm pleased to say that that one is now registered. On the others (0x81, 0x82 and 0x88), we have got in touch with IANA to see if they will be willing to register those sets. I'll report back as soon as I hear anything.

On item 4, the change from GB2312 to GBK, we agree that this is a sensible alteration to make and looks like an oversight. I have attached the necessary alteration.

On item 1, the switch from shift_jis to Windows-31J, we're investigating whether we can create another variant of shift_jis to match this behaviour - our font guys are not keen to just switch this to Windows-31J because it may end up not mapping well to behaviour in other applications that do specifically need to refer to Windows-31J.

I'm not sure what we ought to do with this DR - there's one change which needs to be integrated, but then there are future changes to be made if IANA accept the new registrations but decide to change the names. Rex, any thoughts?

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