Re: Security Issues

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Sun Apr 03 2005 - 17:10:24 CST

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    Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya dot org> wrote:

    > Speakers of German and Polish are at least used to being forced to
    > mangle their languages to fit in with American ideas of what letters
    > are acceptable, by avoiding letters which they were using in their
    > countries at a time no one was writing anything in America (Mayan
    > writing having died out before the Europeans arrived, I think). But
    > don't assume that the same is true of speakers of Kobon and Sencoten,
    > who may be entirely unused to their languages being mangled in this
    > way, and whose languages may actually be rendered unintelligible if
    > certain distinctions are lost.

    If you think this is a no-brainer, you are welcome to join the IDN
    mailing list at <>, where there is no shortage of people
    who are quick to proclaim that IDN was a terrible idea because it
    facilitates phishing. As usual, the truth lies somewhere in between
    (Doug's Law).

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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