Browser IDN display policy: opinions sought

Paul Hoffman phoffman at
Sat Dec 10 21:12:38 CET 2011

On Dec 10, 2011, at 10:20 AM, Michel Suignard wrote:

>> On 10 dec 2011, at 18:26, Paul Hoffman wrote:
>>> D: Unicode if the label is a single script that is displayable by the
>>> browser, Punycode otherwise.
>> +1
>> With the exceptions for combinations of various scripts and script COMMON.
> In fact, mixed scripts are fine and desired  in many situations.


> Think of Romaji in Japan which cannot be confused with Kana and Kanji. So in that case it is perfectly OK to have a white list of scripts that can be mixed with Latin (which is the typical case).

Sure, if you think there is a single entity who can make the whitelist of scripts that can be combined in a single label.

I believe that there is not. I would like to be wrong.

--Paul Hoffman

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