Re: [idn] nameprep forbidden characters

From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (
Date: Tue Sep 19 2000 - 13:45:18 EDT

Not just there, but certainly for languages such as Turkish that have
different casing rules for the letter "I" (lots of other languages, like
Latin Azeri). Without a fuzzy searching logic, some strings would never be

AFAIK these are not forbidden characters, but since I and i cannot always be
said to be the same letter, the argument of a case-insensitive plan will
quickly run into issues similar to that of the forbidden characters.


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----- Original Message -----
From: <Hart>; "Edwin F." <>
To: "Unicode List" <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2000 3:09 AM
Subject: [idn] nameprep forbidden characters

> Is there a need for a "fuzzy" comparison where names with and without
> points in Hebrew? Is there a similar need for other scripts such as
> Arabic?
> Ed Hart

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