From: Markus Scherer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Mar 11 2005 - 16:23:38 CST
So what you need is an IDN-specific inclusion list that you could
initially base on Unicode properties, minus confusables or whatever
criteria you want to use, and then this list is kept stable in an
IDN-specific standard. No need to prevent Unicode from fixing its
On Fri, 11 Mar 2005 11:23:59 -0800, Erik van der Poel
> There is some evidence that the IDN Working Group had a concern that the
> General Category Value in the UCD was not very stable, and that it might
> not be a good idea to base an Internet standard on something like that.
> As it turns out, Unicode includes U+16C1, a Runic Letter that looks like
> the vertical bar (|). This would argue that IDNs should not just be
> limited to Unicode's Letter, Number and Mark categories. They should
> also disallow certain Unicode blocks, such as the Runic block, *for
> now*. ...
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