idna folding (was Re: idna-bis and '?')

Harald Alvestrand harald at
Sun Dec 16 23:52:41 CET 2007

Erik van der Poel skrev:
> Hi Patrik,
> On Dec 16, 2007 12:50 AM, Patrik Fältström <patrik at> wrote:
>> First of all there is a difference between mappings at time of
>> resolution, and at time of registration.
>> If we start with the registration mappings, people do have interest of
>> treating for example swedish and norwegian o with diaeresis / slash as
>> the same codepoint.
> Just out of curiosity, are there any Swedish or Norwegian company or
> personal names that are written with o-diaeresis or o-slash, and would
> any of them be offended if their names were displayed with the one
> that they do not normally use themselves in printed matter, business
> cards, logos, etc?
Is water wet?

FYI - my son is named Torbjørn, while Patrik's son is named Torbjörn.
Neither would accept having his name written the other way in his own
country, but both would agree that they have the same name.


More information about the Idna-update mailing list