Re: Hebrew script in IDN

From: Mark E. Shoulson (
Date: Thu Nov 17 2005 - 15:20:34 CST

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    Cary Karp wrote:

    > The question that triggered this thread was not how easy it is to type
    > the geresh and gershayim, it was why they aren't regarded as necessary
    > attributes of Hebrew orthography in the IDN table appended to UTR#39.
    Right. There's no way ' and " (apostrophe and quote) are going to be
    allowed as domain name characters; they have too many metacharacter
    meanings already. Given that many product names and ordinary words (for
    things as simple as "chips" and "redhead") can't be written in Hebrew
    without a GERESH, there's a pretty strong case for allowing it, since
    the ASCII workaround of ' isn't going to happen.

    (If you twisted my arm, I might admit that *maybe* you could justify
    including GERESH but not GERSHAYIM, but it's not worth splitting such


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