Re: IDN problem.... :(

From: Adam Twardoch (
Date: Fri Feb 11 2005 - 09:31:50 CST

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    > 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
    > slope...

    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
    > browser...

    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 ""
    (i.e. "", using Latin letters), or "" but this id a
    different pair of shoes than characters that have different codes but have
    identical visual appearance.


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