From: Adam Twardoch (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Feb 11 2005 - 09:31:50 CST
> I disagree. There are plenty of cases in which scripts are mixed naturally
> in languages that use non-Latin scripts. For example, many languages
> use the Latin digits in preference to native script digits. Should we
> allow the Latin digits into a non-ASCII domain name? Oh, the slippery
These are not "Latin digits". The European digits are shared among scripts.
> For that matter, I can construct a perfect "paypal" string using ONLY
> Cyrillic letters. Restrictions to one script doesn't prevent the homograph
> attack. It just requires one to be more clever.
> U+0440 U+0430 U+0443 U+0440 U+0430 U+04C0 looks just as good in my
To my, it looks like "paypaI" and not like "paypal". This is a completely
different sort of spoof. You can also register a domain name "paypaI.com"
(i.e. "paypai.com", using Latin letters), or "rnicrosoft.com" but this id a
different pair of shoes than characters that have different codes but have
identical visual appearance.
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