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RE: Extended Characters in Server Names

From: Carl W. Brown <cbrown@xnetinc.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 14:30:11 -0700
To: <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <FNEHIHOMIIDPDCIFEJEGCECPCIAA.cbrown@xnetinc.com>
Yung-Fong,

I got into a discussing of some of these issues last year.  For example how
do you do case insensitive compares with characters like dotted and dotless
'I'.  Can you fold them together?  Is "ISTANBUL" the same as "Istanbul"?  if
not do you treat Turkish and Azeri locales differently.  If so how do you
know what locale to use?

Do you remove the DOT ABOVE combining character after an 'i' for Lithuanian?
Do you do it for every language because it will not spoil most compares?

Carl

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-international-request@w3.org
> [mailto:www-international-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Yung-Fong Tang
> Sent: Friday, August 10, 2001 1:56 PM
> To: Lacoursiere Guy
> Cc: www-international@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Extended Characters in Server Names
>
>
> Have you look at the IDNS movement which under discussion? Go
> www.google.com
> and search for IDNS.
> It is not a simply issue.
>
> "Lacoursiere, Guy" wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'd like to know whether it is possible in Europe and Asia to
> create server
> > names in their own character set (using extended 8-bit or multibyte
> > characters) or do server names always have to be in US-ASCII characters
> > only?
> >
> > Do all operating systems allow the use of extended characters in server
> > names?  Even if they do, are people actually doing that?  If different
> > servers on a network have names in different character sets, how does it
> > work?
> >
> > I'd appreciate any input on this.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Guy Lacoursiere
> > Cognos Incorporated
>
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