Tonus (was: Re: Casefolding Sigma (was: Re: IDNAbis Preprocessing Draft))

Vaggelis Segredakis segred at
Thu Jan 31 10:55:31 CET 2008


I am referring to the .gr database of Domain Names. 

No one has violated anything, since we keep the domain names with lower case
sigmas but the people who chose to register these specific domain names have
done so because they can input them on the browser line as they spell them
in Greek, with the final sigmas in place. Should we deny them of this

Should I start spelling my name as Βαγγέλησ instead of Βαγγέλης which is the
correct spelling because some people had problems designing a multilingual
protocol for computers?

Kind Regards,


-----Original Message-----
From: Harald Alvestrand [mailto:harald at] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 6:05 PM
To: Vaggelis Segredakis; 'John C Klensin'; patrik at
Cc: idna-update at
Subject: RE: Tonus (was: Re: Casefolding Sigma (was: Re: IDNAbis
Preprocessing Draft))

--On Wednesday, January 30, 2008 14:09:50 +0200 Vaggelis Segredakis 
<segred at> wrote:

> To present to you some facts, today we have ~9,500 Greek IDNs in our
> database. Of these IDNs 3,144 have the final sigma and they actually
> depend on it.

Which database is this?

Do you actually mean that there is a registration authority that has 
violated the IDNA2003 spec 3144 times out of 9500 registrations, or are you 
saying something different?


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