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[idn] Re: Unicode and Security
I have long advocated more intelligent GUIs to help distinguish
spoofing names. I think the technique could also help for the
Traditional vs Simplified Chinese issue; to help people type in one or
the other but not mix. I coded up (very rough, I warn you) a quick
demo of what I mean. Try:
Πόλλ’ ἠπίστατο ἔργα, κακῶς δ’ ἠπίστατο πάντα — Ὁμήρου Μαργίτῃ
[For transliteration, see http://oss.software.ibm.com/cgi-bin/icu/tr]
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Cowan" <email@example.com>
Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>;
Sent: Saturday, February 09, 2002 18:28
Subject: Re: Unicode and Security
> DougEwell2@cs.com scripsit:
> > Let's keep going. Latin Y, Greek Upsilon, Cyrillic U. Wait a
> > Cyrillic U doesn't look *quite* the same. Oh well, it's close
> And then there's the Cyrillic U with the straight descender, whic
> actually does look just like its Latin and Greek counterparts.
> I guess we just can't afford to have two kinds of Cyrillic U around:
> off with their heads (or tails)!
> Unfortunately, there goes all those Turkic languages written in
> Well, they should Romanize anyway. In fact all languages should
> it simplifies everything soooo much, and if we get rid of diacritics
> while we're at at it.... well, the ASCII Consortium
> (off-net, but cached in part at
> will find it a dream come true. And there was much rejoicing.
> John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
> To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all.
> are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the
> that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was
> --_The Hobbit_