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Re: restrictions when defining charsets
> I'm not as excited about it as I probably sound, but my worry is
> that even though I think I know a character set when I see one
The real problem is the choice of the word "charset". I vaguely
recall protesting at the time that this word was introduced, but it's
probably too late to change things now.
Personally, I would have chosen the term "charcode". I.e. the
"encoding" used for "characters" in the body-part.
In many circles, notably ISO circles, the term "character set" refers
to an abstract set of things, not a set of codes (numbers).
PS I just got back from a 2-week trip. I have lots of unread mail.