FW: [centr-tech] IDNA Redux]

Vint Cerf vint at google.com
Mon Nov 6 15:46:28 CET 2006

Sam, et al,

To avoid serious confusables problems that we already know have been or will
be exploited, we many need to yield to unique "identifier" requirements even
if this means the allowed character set does not permit precise "language
oriented" expression. To do otherwise will jeopardize the parties who want
to use these domain name identifiers without risk of abusive registrations.
This is the delicate but critical balance that ICANN policy seeks to strike.



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-----Original Message-----
From: idna-update-bounces at alvestrand.no
[mailto:idna-update-bounces at alvestrand.no] On Behalf Of Sam Vilain
Sent: Sunday, November 05, 2006 10:44 PM
To: idna-update at alvestrand.no
Subject: Re: FW: [centr-tech] IDNA Redux]

Dave wrote:
> http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-faltstrom-idnabis-tables-00.
> txt
>  | Exclude  | U+02BB | U+02BB | Lm    | MODIFIER LETTER TURNED COMMA |
>  | Exclude  | U+02BC | U+02BC | Lm    | MODIFIER LETTER APOSTROPHE   |

As ASCII isn't directly encodable using Punycode, one of these is going to
be needed to be allowed for Pacific languages, which use the apostrophe. eg,
Hawai?i. It is often ignored, but in languages like Tongan it can make a

Sam Vilain, Systems Architect, Catalyst IT (NZ) Ltd.
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