[NNTP] Re: New NNTP drafts approaching IETF Last Call
kaih at khms.westfalen.de
Sat Mar 26 05:59:00 PST 2005
MRC at CAC.Washington.EDU (Mark Crispin) wrote on 24.03.05 in <Pine.WNT.4.63.0503241118340.1900 at Shimo-Tomobiki.panda.com>:
> On Thu, 24 Mar 2005, Clive D.W. Feather wrote:
> > This is
> > because this text is generated by national or regional authorities and we
> > have no practical power to order them to do anything; we can only
> > encourage. While a hierarchy works in KOI-8, they're hardly likely to want
> > this text to be UTF-8.
> What are these "national or regional authorities"? In particular, is
> there *any* national or regional government which has passed a law that
> says "newsgroups are to be in KOI-8"?
Not governments. Usenet hierarchy administrators. From the point of view
of the IETF, they count as "users".
For an incomplete list of administrators, see, for example,
and for a (partial) current list of groups and descriptions,
- you can see that various regions do use various charsets. To point out
just some examples, is.*, medlux.*, sunet.* (national variant of ISO
646?), tw.*, uk.* ...
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