Re: IDN Security, recommended character ranges blacklist

From: Nick Nicholas (
Date: Fri Feb 18 2005 - 10:12:45 CST

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    > Subject: Re: IDN Security, recommended character ranges blacklist
    > Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 08:51:19 -0800
    > From: Rick McGowan <>
    > Speaking of banning ranges for IDN...
    >> * Byzantine Musical Symbols
    > Harrumph. Can someone give me a good reason for banning a range like
    > that?
    > In what way are these confusable with other things? Have you looked at
    > them?

    Ah, Rick, you really shouldn't set up lines like that...


    Not to mention the pitch letters U+1D0E9 - U+1D0EF, which are just
    stylised Greek letters (and won't be particularly distinguishable from
    Greek or Latin at plausible font sizes).

    (I fail to see a good reason for not banning them; URLs are understood
    to be text, and neumes are no more textual than Gregorian neumes. But
    this issue will not be decided by the UTC, in any case...)

    Dr Nick Nicholas. Unimelb, Aus.;
      Many among their proselytes had sold their lands and houses to increase
       the public riches of the sect --- at the expense, indeed, of their
       unfortunate children, who found themselves beggars because their
       parents had been saints. (Edward Gibbon, _Decline and Fall_.)

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