IDNA and U+08A1 and related cases
"Martin J. Dürst"
duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp
Thu Jan 22 05:00:17 CET 2015
On 2015/01/22 06:27, Nico Williams wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 03:04:22PM -0500, John C Klensin wrote:
>> Unicode Standard that it cites for more information, but note
>> that most of the reasons for which the IETF is interested in
>> characters in identifiers are not associated with enough
>> information to determine either language or phonetics.
> Indeed. Though where does that leave speech synthesizers trying to
> pronounce IDNs? For accessibility we ought to say something about that,
> but what, I don't know.
If this is needed, it should be in the base DNS specs, not in IDNA. The
problem of course starts with ASCII. If you have
chat.example.fr and chat.example.uk, it's a good guess that the first
'chat' should be pronounced as "sha'", the later as "chat", but the DNS
doesn't tell us.
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