Re: List of encodings and aliases
- Bram Moolenaar wrote:
> Tony Mechelynck wrote:Sure. A copy of the whole long list would be out of place in the Vim help, and
>> I fell by chance on http://www.iana.org/assignments/character-sets , the
>> official list of character set names and aliases allowable on the Internet.
>> Only names (with their aliases) are listed there, with bibliographical links
>> to various sources.
>> Maybe that URI should be mentioned for info somewhere near ":help
>> encoding-values", what do you think?
> This is a list for the internet. It can be useful for Vim too
> sometimes. But we can also use other sources and be a bit more flexible
> with aliases. I think the link isn't very useful for Vim users. We can
> only say that it's a list of encoding names, not what to do with them.
I notice Vim is already "a bit more flexible with aliases", e.g. ucs-2 and
utf8 aren't in the list (which lists them as "ISO-10646-UCS-2" with prefix,
and "UTF-8", with dash, respectively). I still thought the (one-line) link
would be a valuable resource for some Vim users, even if in many cases they
would have to follow the bibliographic links. Maybe I should have started this
thread in vim-multibyte rather than vim-dev.