Skip to main content

UTF-5, a transformation format of Unicode and ISO 10646

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Martin J. Dürst , James Seng , Tim Tan
Last updated 2000-01-28
RFC stream (None)
Intended RFC status (None)
Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
RFC Editor Note (None)
IESG IESG state Expired
Telechat date (None)
Responsible AD (None)
Send notices to (None)

This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


A new transformation format, called UTF-5 for Unicode is proposed. The resulting string of this UTF is within a [A-V][0-9] alphanumeric range. This enables legacy systems or protocols designed for alpha- numerical character set only to be multilingual enabled and inter- nationalized immediately. Example of such systems are the domain name system and email addresses.


Martin J. Dürst
James Seng
Tim Tan

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)