AW: Eszett and IDNAv2 vs IDNA2008

Shawn Steele (???) Shawn.Steele at
Fri Mar 13 18:10:17 CET 2009

Thanks for the correction, but I think you see my point

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-----Original Message-----
From: Georg Ochsner <g.ochsner at>
Sent: Friday, March 13, 2009 1:51 AM
To: Shawn Steele (???) <Shawn.Steele at>; 'Erik van der Poel' <erikv at>; 'IDNA update work' <idna-update at>
Cc: 'Andrew Sullivan' <ajs at>; 'Vint Cerf' <vint at>; 'Jaap Akkerhuis' <jaap at>
Subject: AW: Eszett and IDNAv2 vs IDNA2008

> Consider a little-used word like Fußball and point it somewhere other
> than  Regardless of the linguistic subtleties of some words,
> most users will expect ß and ss to behave the same.  Even if it weren't
> true in Germany, would a German web site really want to risk that a
> Swiss or Austrian customer might hit a competitor's site?

You mixed it up, in Austria ß is used exactly like in Germany.


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