[Tools-discuss] <contact/>: asciiFullname should be latinFullname

Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> Wed, 07 October 2020 04:19 UTC

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[I was really trying to send this to rfc-interest, but that doesn’t seem to take.]


I’m trying to use the contact element:

<contact fullname="トヨタ自動車株式会社" asciiFullname="Toyota Jidosha KK"/>

works, but that is actually a bad transliteration.

What it really should say:

<contact fullname="トヨタ自動車株式会社" asciiFullname="Toyota Jidōsha KK"/>

But that transliteration is not entirely ASCII, so I get this error:

foo.xml(76): Error: Found non-ascii content in <contact> attribute value asciiFullname="Toyota Jidōsha KK"

Why do we allow Latin names in contact names, but if we have a non-Latin name, then the transcription suddenly needs to be ASCII, not just Latin?

Grüße, Carsten