From: Kenneth Whistler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Nov 22 2005 - 18:02:06 CST
Michael Everson (ME) said:
> > > > Yes, yes, but what does this MEAN for Yiddish?
> That means, what are Yiddish speakers supposed to use?
Ah, so that's what it means to ask what it MEANs for Yiddish.
And ME is asking ME?! <-- interrobang
Well, the Yiddish digraphs (U+05F0..U+05F2) were,
self-evidently, encoded for Yiddish, so I imagine that
Yiddish speakers who are writing Yiddish will use them,
if their systems and fonts support them. (Which most do.)
It is another question to consider what the best thing would
be for Yiddish in IDN. If you are asking ME, I would suggest
that simply spelling out the digraphs as sequences of vav
and/or yod and disallowing the digraphs in IDN would quite
clearly cut down on the possibilities for spoofing in
Yiddish domain names. It might, however, marginally raise the level
of user confusion in attempting to input Yiddish domain names.
And since user confusion is much of what IDN is attempting
to avoid, I suspect there is simply a tradeoff here with
no optimal answer.
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