IDNA and U+08A1 and related cases

"Martin J. Dürst" duerst at
Thu Jan 22 05:00:17 CET 2015

On 2015/01/22 06:27, Nico Williams wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 03:04:22PM -0500, John C Klensin wrote:

>> Unicode Standard that it cites for more information, but note
>> that most of the reasons for which the IETF is interested in
>> characters in identifiers are not associated with enough
>> information to determine either language or phonetics.
> Indeed.  Though where does that leave speech synthesizers trying to
> pronounce IDNs?  For accessibility we ought to say something about that,
> but what, I don't know.

If this is needed, it should be in the base DNS specs, not in IDNA. The 
problem of course starts with ASCII. If you have and, it's a good guess that the first 
'chat' should be pronounced as "sha'", the later as "chat", but the DNS 
doesn't tell us.

Regards,   Martin.

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