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Re: Extended Characters in Server Names

From: Thierry Sourbier <webmaster@i18ngurus.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 17:47:37 +0200
Message-ID: <017501c121b3$c7db86c0$d1fcfea9@dell400>
To: "Lacoursiere, Guy" <Guy.Lacoursiere@Cognos.COM>, <www-international@w3.org>

It is now possible to register domain names in nearly every language. The
standard for communication is to use UTF-8 as a common encoding for URIs
(thus avoiding the all characters encodings mess :).

If the registration is possible and the standards defined, I do not know if
international domain names are currently supported by all the DNS and

A couple of URLs (in US-ASCII :) worth checking out:

Thierry Sourbier

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lacoursiere, Guy" <Guy.Lacoursiere@Cognos.COM>
To: <www-international@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2001 4:24 PM
Subject: Extended Characters in Server Names

> Hi all,
> I'd like to know whether it is possible in Europe and Asia to create
> 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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