[registrars] [idn] IDN WG Last Call: draft-ietf-idn-punycode-00.txt (fwd)
below is a refrence to the ACE that is being considered for RFC, please
have your tech folks review it and discuss an implementation with your
IDN technology providor.
I'll also try to dig up some free implementations and post refrences to
the list once I've located them.
NOTE WELL: punycode will replace RACE so it is important for you to read
this document. I am sure VGRS will provide us with a transition
framework but you still need to be aware of the document
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Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 12:06:15 -0500
From: Marc Blanchet <Marc.Blanchet@viagenie.qc.ca>
Subject: [idn] IDN WG Last Call: draft-ietf-idn-punycode-00.txt
Title: Punycode version 0.3.3
Punycode is a simple and efficient encoding designed for use with
Internationalized Domain Names [IDN] [IDNA]. It uniquely and
reversibly transforms a Unicode string [UNICODE] into an ASCII
string. ASCII characters in the Unicode string are represented
literally, and non-ASCII characters are represented by ASCII
characters that are allowed in hostname labels (letters, digits,
and hyphens). Bootstring is a general algorithm that allows a
string of basic code points to uniquely represent any string of code
points drawn from a larger set. Punycode is an instance Bootstring
that uses particular parameter values appropriate for IDNA. This
document specifies Bootstring and the parameter values for Punycode.
A URL for this Internet-Draft is:
This two weeks WG last call ends Feb 11th 2002, 23h59 GMT-5.
This document is for standards track.
The co-chairs see a wg rough concensus on this document.
Please send any proposed modification of the text to the wg mailing list as
well as to the wg co-chairs, stating clearly the text to be modified and
the new text.
Marc & James