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Re: [Cif2-encoding] How we wrap this up

Please characterize my proposal as

'as for CIF1 proposal with UTF8 in place of ASCII'

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  Herbert J. Bernstein, Professor of Computer Science
    Dowling College, Kramer Science Center, KSC 121
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On Thu, 23 Sep 2010, James Hester wrote:

> Dear CIF2 encoding participants,
>
> As Herbert has indicated, we are starting to run out of time for
> resolution of the encoding issue.  I believe that we have now explored
> the various proposals sufficiently to all have a good understanding of
> the consequences and advantages of each approach.  So, after a round
> of final comments, I propose that we vote on the general scheme that
> we recommend.  We can then flesh out the details of the particular
> scheme that we have settled on, and take this completed proposal to
> the DDLm group for their approval, following which we will present the
> entire CIF2 syntax document to COMCIFS for a formal vote.
>
> The proposals that I believe are still on the table are:
>
> 1. Herbert's 'as for CIF1 proposal' recently posted here and to COMCIFS.
> 2. Herbert's 'as for CIF1 proposal', together with Brian's proposal
> (if you agree that they are compatible)
> 2. UTF8-only as in the original draft
> 3. UTF8 + UTF16
> 4. UTF8, UTF16 + "local"
>
> I have not included the hashcode proposal as I believe it no longer
> has any supporters.
>
> We would need to conduct a preferential vote.  I stress that this is
> purely to determine the recommendation of this working group, and is
> not in any way binding on COMCIFS.
>
> James.
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