[UA-discuss] UA-discuss Digest, Vol 21, Issue 18

Harish Chowdhary harish at nixi.in
Fri Sep 30 12:19:10 UTC 2016

Hi All,Yes,it may be possible that it may take another 15+ years to resolve all the issues of UA.However, there is recent positive development in India regarding the same.It is  about  the launch of Countries First Make in India IDN based Mobile Email Services on 10th Oct 2016As per the recent announcement of XgenPLUS:XgenPlus is proud to share with you that we have developed Countries first made in India "client-side" implemented mobile app of non-Latin, character-based Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) email to support countries Digital India Mission in various local/regional languages which means client can have email ID in Hindi (हिंदी), Gujrati (ગુજરાતી), Urdu (اردو), Punjabi (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਦੇ) , Tamil (தமிழ்), Telgu (తెలుగు), Marathi (मराठी) and lot more.They are launching Country's First Make in India IDN based Mobile Email Services with the name DATAMAIL .It a mileston!
 e, in pursuit of  complete UA.Thanks,Harish ChowdharyFrom: ua-discuss-request at icann.orgSent: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:30:11To: ua-discuss at icann.orgSubject: UA-discuss Digest, Vol 21, Issue 18Send UA-discuss mailing list submissions to   ua-discuss at icann.orgTo subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit   https://mm.icann.org/mailman/listinfo/ua-discussor, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to   ua-discuss-request at icann.orgYou can reach the person managing the list at   ua-discuss-owner at icann.orgWhen replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specificthan "Re: Contents of UA-discuss digest..."Today's Topics:  1. Re: Some universal acceptance problems last 15+   years...     (Richard Merdinger)  2. IDNs & i18n (Andre Schappo)----------------------------------------------------------------------Message: 1Date: Th!
 u, 29 Sep 2016 16:47:32 +0000From: Richard Merdinger <rmerdinger at go
daddy.com>To: Ram Mohan <rmohan at afilias.info>, Kurt Pritz <kurt at kjpritz.com>Cc: ua-discuss <UA-discuss at icann.org>Subject: Re: [UA-discuss] Some universal acceptance problems last 15+   years...Message-ID: <BCDB84B0-0CF7-4E5B-AF20-F2527A2A68E9 at godaddy.com>Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"As we look at outreach and efforts to accept issue reports and loop-close on reported issues, it will be extremely useful to include links to materials that will enable bosses to send to their engineering teams saying?hey, do it like this.--RichFrom: <ua-discuss-bounces at icann.org> on behalf of Ram Mohan <rmohan at afilias.info>Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 3:03 AMTo: Kurt Pritz <kurt at kjpritz.com>Cc: ua-discuss <UA-discuss at icann.org>Subject: Re: [UA-discuss] Some universal acceptance problems last 15+ years...I blame it on the culture, and on the humans who enable it. Agree that it's not *just* the pro!
 grammer's fault, although in your example below, he must have been semi sedated to write code that catches a non 3/4 character tld, and then pop up an error message; so inefficient :)It's literally no extra work to change a regular expression match in code. It's a kind of laziness combined with apathy that drives this.Some developers depend on a dns lookup to determine a valid tld, while others lookup a static list. Poor programming choices, much heartbreak lies in those directions, too.RamOn Sep 29, 2016 2:51 PM, "Kurt Pritz" <kurt at kjpritz.com<mailto:kurt at kjpritz.com>> wrote:Ram:I wouldn't necessarily blame it on the programmer:Boss: Hello young man. We have a bit of a problem to solve. Some of our web site users are mis-typing their email addresses. When different government departments need to get hold of them to correct an error on a form they submitted, we cannot. These government departments want us to do a check on their email ad!
 dresses to at least make sure they are the right format and allowable 
content.Programmer: Sure thing. What's our budget for this?Boss: Zero.So, semi-smart solution for no budget.Kurt________________Kurt Pritzkurt at kjpritz.com<mailto:kurt at kjpritz.com>+1.310.400.4184<tel:%2B1.310.400.4184>Skype: kjpritzOn Sep 29, 2016, at 12:32 PM, "Jiankang Yao" <yaojk at cnnic.cn<mailto:yaojk at cnnic.cn>> wrote:Dear Ram,  I think that you can be titled as UA pioneer.Another 15+ years are needed for UA work.________________________________Jiankang YaoFrom: Ram Mohan<mailto:rmohan at afilias.info>Date: 2016-09-29 01:50To: UA-discuss<mailto:UA-discuss at icann.org>Subject: [UA-discuss] Some universal acceptance problems last 15+ years...On Sep 12, 2001, I helped launch the first non 2/3 character TLD, .INFO. Many of you have heard about how we struggled to get applications, browsers, web forms and email systems to recognize the world?s first four-character TLD as a legitimate extension, including my creation of the Offic!
 e of the CTO (in a 3 person startup) to get large companies to return my calls.Well, 15+ years later, today I was on the website of the Pennsylvania state government, and filled in my email address (ending in .INFO). I hit submit, and here is the prompt that came up. I hit OK, and the site accepted my email and I moved forward with my tasks, but it?s galling that some programmer _recently_ decided that a non 2/3 character TLD based email address merited a warning message.<image001(09-29-10-27-48).png>Goes to show how long bad habits persist. Also goes to show why the UASG?s work is important.-Ram------------------------------------------------------------------------------Ram MohanExecutive Vice President & CTOAfilias |Ireland|Canada|USA|India|Chinao: +1.215.706.5700 x103<tel:%2B1.215.706.5700%20x103>; m: +1.215.431.0958<tel:%2B1.215.431.0958>; f: +1.215.706.5701<tel:%2B1.215.706.5701>Skype:gliderpilot30 |@rmohan123|www.linkedin.com/in/rmohan<!
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------An HTML attachment was scrubbed...URL: <http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/ua-discuss/attachments/20160929/19d0886d/attachment-0001.html>------------------------------Message: 2Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:55:16 +0000From: Andre Schappo <A.Schappo at lboro.ac.uk>To: ua-discuss <UA-discuss at icann.org>Subject: [UA-discuss] IDNs & i18nMessage-ID: <92B3C736-8906-4742-A895-CF9755997843 at lboro.ac.uk>Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"My focus in this email will be IDNs and Internationalisation.As I have previously stated, a fundamental problem is the lack of Internationalisation in University Computer Science teaching. Computer Science departments are still dominated by 7bit ASCII text processing. There should be in depth study and practice of Unicode text processing in Computer Science departments. Students graduating from such ASCII cultures will not have the skills necessary to properly implement IDNs. Even worse they will not even think abo!
 ut non ASCII text and how to design systems that will process non ASCII text. So the UA problem, along with lots of other problems, are embedded into systems right from the start.Unicode is a part of internationalisation of Computer Science. For years I have been encouraging Computer Science educators to internationalise their teaching with little success.I recently changed my tactics. There are groups that promote "Internationalisation of the Curriculum" i.e. all curricula and not just Computer Science. I am reaching out to some of these groups and maybe UASG should also reach out to these groups. I have written an initial short blog article ? http://schappo.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/computer-science-curriculum.htmlI have not yet had much response from the groups I have contacted but it is still early days.When I get time I will write further blog articles i.e.? advantages of internationalising Computer Science teaching? the negative consequences of not internationa!
 lising Computer Science teaching ? one of these being the lack of supp
ort for IDNs and EAI in so many systemsWe need every Computer Science student to graduate with an understanding of internationalisation and hence Unicode and hence IDNs. We need this critical mass. I am one of few.Andr? Schappo-------------- next part --------------An HTML attachment was scrubbed...URL: <http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/ua-discuss/attachments/20160930/b19eda81/attachment-0001.html>------------------------------_______________________________________________UA-discuss mailing listUA-discuss at icann.orghttps://mm.icann.org/mailman/listinfo/ua-discussEnd of UA-discuss Digest, Vol 21, Issue 18******************************************

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