Re: [I18nrp] Mappings for IDNA2008 ?

"John R Levine" <johnl@taugh.com> Tue, 05 February 2019 00:58 UTC

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Subject: Re: [I18nrp] Mappings for IDNA2008 ?
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>>  If you speak Persian, the joiners are wrong.
>
> The Root Zone will be like IDNA2003 here, disallowing the joiners. Yes, stuff 
> looks "wrong" without in some languages - worse for Sinhala (used in Sri 
> Lanka) than for Persian, by the way.
>
> This one is a no-win situation. Some zones may support these, others won't - 
> what is a generic mapping to do?

Well, you know, the whole point of this inquiry is to find mappings that 
are NOT generic.  If you know what language your user speaks, why not give 
her a mapping that makes sense for that language?  That's why IDNA2008 
doesn't have a generic mapping.

Regards,
John Levine, johnl@taugh.com, Taughannock Networks, Trumansburg NY
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