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RE: Comparison of hoffman-idn-reg and jseng-idn-admin
Rethinking of it, I should have said last char of a word, and not a
label. Hebrew has three letters which have an "ending form", i.e., when
at the end of a word they are written differently (Arabic has also a few
of those). Grammatically speaking, they can't be written in a word
(which we need to decide whether or not to block, I guess it is legit
for someone to want to write two words without separating between them).
On top of that, two of those ending forms look similar to two other
letters, therefore can be used to write words that look similar (like
the 0 (zero) and o case).
>>From: Paul Hoffman / IMC [mailto:phoffman@xxxxxxx]
>>Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2003 5:59 PM
>>To: Benny Lipsicas; idn-reg-policy@xxxxxxx
>>Subject: RE: Comparison of hoffman-idn-reg and jseng-idn-admin
>>At 4:52 PM +0200 4/2/03, Benny Lipsicas wrote:
>>>The language in question is Hebrew. One feature that may be of
>>>importance to us is the ability to prevent certain characters from
>>>appearing anywhere else but at the end of the label (i.e. it can only
>>>the last char of a label), and we have another issue, which I'm not
>>>certain is in the scope of this list, any label in Hebrew needs to be
>>>written RTL, and if i'm not mistaken, this technically prevents the
>>>mixing of Hebrew and non-Hebrew chars in the same label.
>>The latter issue is definitely handled by the IDNA standard. Could
>>you explain the reason for the first issue (that a particular
>>character has to be the last character in the label)?
>>--Paul Hoffman, Director
>>--Internet Mail Consortium