NFKC and dots

Simon Josefsson simon at
Mon Mar 3 07:42:45 CET 2008

"Erik van der Poel" <erikv at> writes:

> Hi Shawn,
> Thanks for the info. After I sent that email, I discussed it with some
> of the ICU folks, and they also said that one way to do this would be
> to perform NFKC on the entire domain name before splitting it into
> labels. Mark's pre-processing draft says something similar:
> Actually, I've been meaning to gather folks who are interested in HTML
> and IDNA so that we can discuss this pre-processing spec. However, I
> do not want to distract the nascent working group, which probably
> wants to focus on the on-the-wire specs (IDNA200X, 4 drafts: issues,
> protocol, tables and bidi).

For what it's worth, I'm interested in seeing the work-around
documented.  Old IDNA behaviour is unintuitive here.


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