AW: Another exception candidate: U+0F0B Tibetan tsek

Georg Ochsner g.ochsner at
Thu Apr 3 09:42:25 CEST 2008

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Kenneth Whistler
> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 3. April 2008 02:23

> What this WG needs to decide is what the specification for IDNs
> will be -- and that includes deciding what characters to
> allow and not to allow.
> Mark and I have been suggesting all along that you can get
> most of the way where you want to be by using the Unicode
> identifier rules -- and that is roughly what Patrik is doing
> now in the draft-faltstrom-idnabis-tables-05.txt document.
> But the people concerned about IDNs need to decide the
> uncomfy edge cases: the sharp-s, the Sindhi word abbreviations,
> the Tibetan tsek, the middle dot, the Hebrew geresh and gershayim --
> all the ones people like to argue about. And then -- precisely
> because those are *not* accounted for by generic identifier
> rules, you need to write down your agreed-upon exception
> list for IDNs.

I do strongly agree with all demands so far that this WG should actively
look for and then decide on exceptions, and this small "candidate" list
above is a tangible beginning. In my eyes exceptions (to other standards)
are a common thing when it comes to Internationalization in general.

BTW more important than thinking about the process of adding more exceptions
in the future is in my eyes, how we can get as many as possible of the
"needed" exceptions done now within this WG as I believe that the release of
IDNA200x would be clearly the best timing.

Best regards

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