[I18n-sig] IANA names for character set encodings?

Bill Janssen janssen@parc.xerox.com
Fri, 8 Feb 2002 16:59:56 PST

> Adding all of them seems overkill though... and cumbersome, e.g.
> nobody uses names like ANSI_X3.4-1968 -- us-ascii is the 
> common name.

Since the aliases can live in an aliases file, I don't see that it's a
big deal to add them all, and it will really help in dealing with
Internet protocols correctly.  It is valid to put 'ANSI_X3.4-1968' in
as a charset value when sending something.  I'd like my Python app to
be able to cope with that possibility.