Internet Architecture Board (IAB)H. Flanagan, Editor
Request for Comments: 7997RFC Editor
Updates: 7322December 2016
Category: Informational
ISSN: 2070-1721

The Use of Non-ASCII Characters in RFCs


In order to support the internationalization of protocols and a more diverse Internet community, the RFC Series must evolve to allow for the use of non-ASCII characters in RFCs. While English remains the required language of the Series, the encoding of future RFCs will be in UTF-8, allowing for a broader range of characters than typically used in the English language. This document describes the RFC Editor requirements and gives guidance regarding the use of non-ASCII characters in RFCs.

This document updates RFC 7322. Please view this document in PDF form to see the full text.