Subject: Re: finger
To: Johan Danielsson <>
From: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/10/2002 09:35:07
>Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <> writes:
>> so kimmo should go ahead and propose it to IETF.
>Feel free to do that. But I don't think you really can extend that
>protocol, as all inputs seem to be covered.
>Actually I think that 1288 explicitly sanctions using LC_CTYPE to get
>non-ascii data printed on the terminal. That they confuse ascii with
>some generic eight bit character set can probably be ignored, it's a
>common mistake and it's quite obvious what they meant.
>2.2.  Data format
>   Any data transferred MUST be in ASCII format, with no parity, and
>   with lines ending in CRLF (ASCII 13 followed by ASCII 10).  This
>   excludes other character formats such as EBCDIC, etc.  This also
>   means that any characters between ASCII 128 and ASCII 255 should
>   truly be international data, not 7-bit ASCII with the parity bit set.

	i don't think so.  "international data" is unclear here.  is it utf-8?
	euc-jp?  euc-kr?