At 13:27 -0800 2000/11/9, Tague Griffith wrote:
>A good page with resources on this is from the w3c i18n working group.
>It can be found at: http://www.w3.org/International/O-URL-and-ident.html
>There is also an RFC which Martin Duerst et. al. wrote at:
I was involved in the process that led to Martin's RFC. You can find
the archive of that part of our discussion in
and neighboring directories.
>The BIND development team is also looking at the problem. Adding
>support for Unicode URI's is not an easy task, but it is something that
>needs to be done and is long overdue.
We provided source code, which you can find in the archive, for the
rather simple process of encoding and decoding Unicode URIs. To
encode: convert the Unicode into UTF-8, and then encode any bytes
with the high bit set in the form %HH (percent sign followed by two
hex digits in ASCII).
>> Paul Deuter wrote:
>> Can someone tell me how domain names with international characters
>> will be encoded? Is this well understood? Or is it that everyone
>> will choose their own encoding and software developers will be left to
>> support a hodgepodge of encodings?
>> I wouldn't mind hearing what the Unicode folks think
>> about multi-lingual domain names.
Edward Cherlin Generalist "A knot!" exclaimed Alice. "Oh, do let me help to undo it." Alice in Wonderland
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