RE: New to Unicode

From: Addison Phillips (
Date: Tue Jul 25 2006 - 11:05:28 CDT

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    Doug wrote:

    ... but you are left with the question of what language the language 
    names should be in!  And as soon as you get to 
    <çais> and <ñol> 
    you are faced with the question of spelling the language names "wrong," 
    or spelling them right and crossing your fingers for IDN support.  
    One small point: this does not require IDN support. What you are referring to here are IRIs (RFC 3987), which are rather more widely supported. Care must be used, of course, to ensure that the web server is actually provisioned to serve these correctly (I would echo your caution against using this approach.)
    Addison Phillips
    Internationalization Architect - Yahoo! Inc.
    Internationalization is an architecture.
    It is not a feature.  

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