Consensus Call on Latin Sharp S and Greek Final Sigma

"Martin J. Dürst" duerst at
Mon Nov 30 10:07:12 CET 2009

Hello Shawn,

On 2009/11/30 16:45, Shawn Steele wrote:
> I agree with Mark that this is very badly worded.

Can you propose (in your eyes) better wording?

> Also, as Mark alludes, the distinction is between mapping.

Between mapping and what?

> (2) Both characters should be disallowed.  (and mapped as in 2003).
> One would expect a swiss person typing "" to continue to get to the expected site,

I (consituting a size one sample of Swiss persons) would expect that a 
German soccer site would also register (in addition to 
fuß if they also want to cater to Swiss customers. However, in 
that case, they might also go with (unless of course the 
site is Germany-specific, and is Switzerland-specific, which 
is the current status quo).

> even though the spelling isn't perfect by "de" standards.  The ONLY place where a distinction is interesting is in Germany and Austria, however Mark points out both of those NICs are against this change.

At least DENIC has expressed their position with quite a few 
conditionals. In particular for the consensus call, it would be good if 
these registries (and other affected people) express themselves directly.

Regards,    Martin.

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