AW: AW: AW: sharp s (Eszett)

Paul Hoffman phoffman at
Tue Mar 18 02:41:50 CET 2008

At 7:36 PM -0400 3/17/08, John C Klensin wrote:
>Yes.  And because of how IDNA2003 works, nothing can talk you to
>"maß" because, regardless of what can be typed, that
>string (or, more specifically, its ACE equivalent) cannot be
>registered.  Note that, even if one uses Maßlos.DE to get to
>it, the result is not an IDN (its DNS form is the ASCII
>"", not a punycode-encoded ACE) which is the source of
>even more confusion.

The phrase "nothing can talk to" seems wrong. Entering maß into 
a browser location bar correctly converts to, and the 
browser can "talk to" it.

Did you mean something different?

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