The Future of IDNA

Erik van der Poel erikv at
Fri Mar 20 05:45:31 CET 2009

>> But heading down this path of mapping *this* kind of information
>> in the protocol is a one-way ticket to hell, IMO. It leads
>> directly to the question of mapping simplified and traditional
>> forms of Han characters to each other, which is a much, much
>> bigger and less tractable problem than ignoring a few accents
>> in Latin, Greek, or Cyrillic.
> Independent of one's opinion, it does lead to that very issue.

Theoretically, maybe. But in practice? Has anyone requested that we
strip accents from Latin and Cyrillic before registration?

(And, if so, how big are those communities?)


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