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Re: [idn] Comparisons of the proposals
- To: Paul Hoffman / IMC <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
- Subject: Re: [idn] Comparisons of the proposals
- From: "Martin J. Duerst" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 15:12:13 +0900
- Delivery-date: Wed, 22 Mar 2000 23:32:36 -0800
- Envelope-to: email@example.com
Sorry I was absent from this list so long, due to
illness and lots of work.
At 00/03/20 15:56 -0800, Paul Hoffman / IMC wrote:
> When it comes time to add $Bhx(Bl.example.com to the example.com zone file,
> you will be able to do it with any ASCII text editor for CIDNUC and UTF-5;
> you'll need an editor that can output UTF-8 for 8&down (or you'll need to
> enter the names in some other encoding into temporary files and then run
> the temporary files through a pre-processor program).
Sorry, but this doesn't work. Nobody in Europe or Asia wants to use
an ASCII text editor and raw CIDNUC or UTF-5. If you can't imagine
why, try asking yourself whether you would like to edit ASCII files
in octal dump mode.
So the above should be changed to:
UTF-8 for 8&down can be edited in an off-the-shelf editor
(take for example MS Word or emacs/mule). UTF-5 and CIDNUC
need special conversion programs (probably to/from UTF-8)
to make their content editable by humans.