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Re: Are international characters allowed in email addresses?

From: Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 18:10:27 -0400
Message-Id: <200106272210.SAA04918@astro.cs.utk.edu>
To: Dave Crocker <dcrocker@brandenburg.com>
cc: Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu>, John Harrison <jharrison@once.com>, "'discuss@apps.ietf.org'" <discuss@apps.ietf.org>
> >no, they're not.  in all current mail standards email addresses must
> >be entirely in ASCII.
> 
> well, we can be a bit friendlier to the topic, I think.  

I thought a succinct, complete, and accurate answer was the friendliest
possible.

> Only ASCII
> "characters" are permitted, however there is a standard that permits
> encoding international characters into an ASCII form.

only in human-readable text.  not in email addresses. 

Keith
Received on Wednesday, 27 June 2001 18:10:51 UTC

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