[UA-discuss] IDN Implementation Guidelines [RE: Re : And now about phishing...]

Andrew Sullivan ajs at anvilwalrusden.com
Fri Apr 21 18:47:53 UTC 2017

On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 07:11:00PM +0200, Dusan Stojicevic wrote:
> Besides paypal, apple, epic, there is as much brands as you want, which can be made from just Cyrillic chars: Coca-cola, Pepsi, Opel, IBM...

See Asmus's notes, but there's a basic problem here: there is at
bottom no way to fix this generally.  If you want to expand the
character repertoire of identifiers to encompass all the characters
humans use, it is going to come with a considerable risk of potential
confusion.  There is nothing remotely new about this.  (The only
really new thing here is someone successfully whipping up anxiety over
this supposed "bug", and even that is just a rerun of previous similar

I think this group could do some useful things.  For instance, if we
funded open code for variant calculation and found some additional
people who were willing to learn about the details (this requires at
least actually reading the Unicode spec) to pour into the i18n issues,
I think that would be a contribution.

Best regards,


Andrew Sullivan
ajs at anvilwalrusden.com

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