From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com>
Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
RFC Editor <email@example.com>
Subject: Protocol Action: 'ASCII Escaping of Unicode Characters'
The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'ASCII Escaping of Unicode Characters '
<draft-klensin-unicode-escapes-08.txt> as a BCP
This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an
IETF Working Group.
The IESG contact person is Chris Newman.
A URL of this Internet-Draft is:
There are a number of circumstances in which an escape mechanism is
needed in conjunction with a protocol to encode characters that
cannot be represented or transmitted directly. With ASCII coding the
traditional escape has been either the decimal or hexadecimal offset
of the character, written in a variety of different ways. The move
to Unicode, where characters occupy two or more octets and may be
coded in several different forms, has further complicated the
question of escapes. This document discusses some options now in use
and discusses considerations for selecting one for use in new IETF
protocols and protocols that are now being internationalized.
Working Group Summary
This is the product of an individual submission.
This has been extensively reviewed and debated on the
firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list and by active participants of
the Unicode community. The discussions were not able to achieve
consensus to recommend one specific format, but rather to recommend
two good formats and discourage use of some problematic formats.
There was some debate over how much discussion of problematic
formats was appropriate. This was reviewed for the IESG by Chris
Newman. This document passed idnits 2.04.16.