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RE: Urdu IDNs: Characters in domain names

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 10:42:18 +0900
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To: "Richard Ishida" <ishida@w3.org>, "'Sarmad Hussain'" <sarmad.hussain@nu.edu.pk>
Cc: "'Jonathan Rosenne'" <rosennej@qsm.co.il>, <www-international@w3.org>, <public-iri@w3.org>, <psayo@idrc.org.in>, "'Maria Ng Lee Hoon'" <mng@idrc.org.sg>, "'nayyara.karamat -'" <nayyara.karamat@nu.edu.pk>, <cc@panl10n.net>

At 03:18 07/08/24, Richard Ishida wrote:
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Martin Duerst [mailto:duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp] 
>> Sent: 20 August 2007 07:37
>
>> As an example, consider the TLD for Switzerland, "ch".

>I think it's important to note that this only works well because people
>writing any of the Swiss languages or English can easily type the letters
>'ch' from their keyboard.  If the TLD had been ch

I guess you wrote both 'c' and 'h' with some 'decorations', but these
got lost somewhere.

>I think there would have
>been a lot of problems.  I think that, if we are to use non-latin characters
>for script-based TLDs, they must only be characters that are readily
>accessible from keyboards of people writing any language that uses that
>script.

Yes indeed. For Latin, this happended the right way due to the
fact that up to now only basic Latin letters were allowed in
domain names anyway.

Regards,     Martin.



#-#-#  Martin J. Du"rst, Assoc. Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
#-#-#  http://www.sw.it.aoyama.ac.jp       mailto:duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp     
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