I'm CCing the sgf-std list, as I guess this is of interest to others as
> I've read http://www.red-bean.com/sgf/properties.html#CA, but it's
> not clear to me what values the and the CA property can have.
> I understand that "US-ASCII" and "ISO-8859-1" are legal values
> according to RFC 1345, but my gGo 1.0 generated properties like
> "CA[UTF-8]" and as far as I can see, this isn't defined by RFC 1345,
> so I'd think this would be an illegal value. Am I missing something?
Technically speaking you are right. De facto, just about all programs
that are able to deal with characters outside Latin1 use UTF-8 encoding.
I guess I should update the spec to make UTF-8 (and maybe other Unicode
encodings such as UTF-16) legal values as well.
> Do you know to what extent SGF parsers actually deal with all the
> character sets RFC 1345 defines? For example, how is Japanese
> typically dealt with in terms of SGF?
Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I shall update the spec soonish.