[Idna-arabicscript] mapping of Full Stops
"Martin J. Dürst"
duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp
Tue Oct 13 22:59:14 CEST 2009
On 2009/10/13 6:39, John C Klensin wrote:
> Maybe this situation is different from our friends final Sigma,
> Eszett, and the differences in interpretation of
> formerly-ignored characters in those respects, but I can't see
It's very different on various accounts:
- Eszett and friends are about characters inside a label at all times,
Arabic Full Stop is about both inside a label and outside.
- Eszett and friends cannot be registered under IDNA 2003, but Arabic
Full Stop can (but registries should exclude it by policy).
- The reason for using Arabic Full Stop as a label separator are only
related to input convenience, not orthography. There's no problem at
all displaying Arabic domain names with ASCII full stops.
That said, I agree with the conclusion to not change any of our
documents for this issue.
#-# Martin J. Dürst, Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
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