Re: Normalization in panlingual application

From: John D. Burger (
Date: Thu Sep 20 2007 - 08:02:49 CDT

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    >> It should at best have been just a non-mandatory recommendation,
    >> allowing tailoring (even IDN no longer refers to it directly, and
    >> needed to redefine its own foldings).
    > That's because IDN is morphing beyond simple identifiers as
    > traditionally understood for programming languages and the like.
    > IDN is attempting to be closer to ordinary language, and that's why
    > the limitations of NFKD/NFKC become apparent.

    I'm not that familiar with IDN - do the foldings specified by IDN
    constitute a useful "sweet spot" for normalization/folding, somewhere
    in between NFD and NFKD? That is, might there be broad classes of
    applications (such as the original poster's) for which "IDN
    normalization" is a good solution? I understand that any particular
    application would ideally pick and choose from the possibilities in
    UTR 30, but it'd be great if I could say "start with IDN" when people
    ask me about these issues.


    - John D. Burger

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