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IDN - RTL

From: Jony Rosenne <rosennej@qsm.co.il>
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 12:11:01 +0200
To: <www-international@w3.org>
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The restriction is not realistic. Digits should be allowed at least at the
end.

Jony

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-international-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:www-international-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Martin Duerst
> Sent: Friday, February 18, 2005 11:49 AM
> To: Najib Tounsi
> Cc: www-international@w3.org
> Subject: Re: IDN problem.... :(
> 
> 
> 
> At 03:15 05/02/15, Najib Tounsi wrote:
>  >
>  >Adam Twardoch (by way of Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>) wrote:
> 
>  >> Nah. It's poor design of IDN. They should have disallowed mixing 
> characters from different scripts in one URL.
> 
> That was considered, but rejected. It may be a good policy at the
> registry level, but there are exceptions that need to be made
> for certain character combinations in certain scripts.
> 
>  >01234... are sometime called arabic digits and belong also 
> to arabic 
> script (used in western Arabic countries). www.UNIV5.ma, 
> where UNIV5 are in 
> arabic, would be wrong?
> 
> That would be wrong, but not because '5' is in the wrong script.
> It's because IDNs prohibit mixing of RTL and LTR scripts in the
> same label (still no problem in this case), and require an RTL
> label to start and end with an RTL character rather than with
> a neutral such as a number. This restriction was necessary to
> make sure that the display doesn't get messed up.
> 
> Regards,   Martin.s 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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