Re: IANA registry for case mappings

From: Philippe Verdy <verdy_p_at_wanadoo.fr>
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2012 05:37:59 +0100

Anyway, these two drafts, freely posted on the IETF, are not standards by
themselves. And their scope is also very limited (mostly focusing on
StringPrep for IDNA).

2012/12/7 Philippe Verdy <verdy_p_at_wanadoo.fr>

> May be because there are tons of languages not covered in the UCD itself
> (the UCD just performs simple casing transforms)
>
> But this could still be part of the CLDR project, to cover special casing
> rules (like the English titlecase rules, or the distinct French rules where
> less terms are capitalized) : special casing rules are effectively text
> transforms, and better described in LDML than just SpecialCasing.txt which
> is too much limited.
>
>
>
> 2012/12/7 Doug Ewell <doug_at_ewellic.org>
>
>> A new IETF Working Group draft, "Mapping characters for precis classes"
>> (draft-ietf-precis-mappings-00), proposes a new IANA registry for
>> language-dependent case mappings, such as in Turkish and Lithuanian:
>>
>> http://tools.ietf.org/id/draft-ietf-precis-mappings-00.txt
>> http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-precis-mappings-00.html
>>
>> Can someone explain to me why this new registry is a better solution
>> than referring to SpecialCasing.txt in the UCD?
>>
>> --
>> Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA
>> http://www.ewellic.org | @DougEwell
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
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