[Latingp] [Ext] new character to be included in MSR

Sarmad Hussain sarmad.hussain at icann.org
Sat Feb 9 07:59:49 UTC 2019

Dear Michael, Latin GP members,


Thank you for the query.  Please find below the response from IP.  


Please let us know if you have any follow up questions.




With respect to the inquiry related to us about U+00B7 MIDDLE DOT, we regret to inform you that the status of this code point under IDNA 2008 is CONTEXTO, as can be seen on this excerpt of the IANA IDNA2008 parameters as found at


Per section 5 of MSR-4, published as https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/msr-4-overview-25jan19-en.pdf [icann.org] <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.icann.org_en_system_files_files_msr-2D4-2Doverview-2D25jan19-2Den.pdf&d=DwMDaQ&c=FmY1u3PJp6wrcrwll3mSVzgfkbPSS6sJms7xcl4I5cM&r=KTETvEaGPwPcawI-QmNa-kiv-ZBvdgyyLm-mxd028M4&m=IO_0gjZMCmO0wPMIuNE01W6YK5TsaAcG1bRf2NG7wFU&s=gJpgsbgRiRfaPOnNwd5qLncbrxz9GcginHs7ZNKOsng&e=> , this status is also listed in the MSR itself, and the MSR states in Section 5.2: "code points requiring a CONTEXTO rule in IDNA2008 are excluded from the MSR".

This restriction is imposed on the MSR by the RZ-LGR Procedure, published at https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/lgr-procedure-20mar13-en.pdf [icann.org] <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.icann.org_en_system_files_files_lgr-2Dprocedure-2D20mar13-2Den.pdf&d=DwMDaQ&c=FmY1u3PJp6wrcrwll3mSVzgfkbPSS6sJms7xcl4I5cM&r=KTETvEaGPwPcawI-QmNa-kiv-ZBvdgyyLm-mxd028M4&m=IO_0gjZMCmO0wPMIuNE01W6YK5TsaAcG1bRf2NG7wFU&s=KXDi_C-ZNSfSyQg8KQty1yAdFe6Za75JW-zwS7WzID4&e=> , which states in Section B.3.4.2:

"code points permitted by IDNA2008 under the CONTEXTO and CONTEXTJ rules are automatically excluded".

Unfortunately, this restriction is not up for revision within the scope of the RZ-LGR project.


Integration Panel



-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Bauland <michael.bauland at knipp.de> 
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 7:08 PM
To: Pitinan Kooarmornpatana <pitinan.koo at icann.org>
Cc: Sarmad Hussain <sarmad.hussain at icann.org>; latingp at icann.org
Subject: [Ext] new character to be included in MSR


Dear Pitinan,


as discussed briefly during the face-to-face meeting, the Latin GP is requesting to have the "ela geminada" used by the Catalan language to be made available for TLDs (as it's an integral part of their language).

For this, we would need the middle dot (U+00B7) to be included in MSR.

Of course, we would only include the character sequence U+006C U+00B7

U+006C l·l in our repertoire.


Please take a look at the .cat IDN table, which already allows this character. Catalan has an EGIDS scale of 2.


Best regards,






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