IDNABIS Working Group completes its work

John C Klensin klensin at
Wed Mar 17 03:02:14 CET 2010

--On Wednesday, March 17, 2010 05:38 +0530 Gihan Dias
<gihan at> wrote:

> I too would like to see UTS46 be defined as a front end to
> IDNA2008, as is stated in that document itself:
> "The UTS46 specification defines a mapping that is consistent
> with the normative requirements of the IDNA2008 protocol, and
> which follow the guidelines for case mapping and width mapping
> in the Mapping document, but extend them to be as compatible
> as possible with IDNA2003."

Unfortunately, as Patrik's review points out, that document
isn't a front end to IDNA2008 today; it is a significantly
incompatible alternate standard, consistent with neither
IDNA2008 nor IDNA2003.

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