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Re: Query: Internationalization in addressing components?
> The user needs to get ÆØÅ and other weird stuff onto the cover page of a fax.
> The RFC-822 standards insist that the LHS of an email address contain only
> ASCII characters.
> We need to resolve the conflict somehow - and I don't find the resolution
> that says you can put ASCII on the cover page and not ÆØÅ (or Chinese)
> terribly satisfactory.
Being an "address element" in local-part that's the current only thing
which the standard allows. It is NOT completely satisfactory at all...
(remember the same problem in X.400 ?)
Of course there is work in progress on how to specify and generate
full fax cover pages, including not only non-ASCII chars, but anything.
However, I'd not suggest a "special solution" just for this case... if we
want to allow non-ASCII in local-part, the solution must be global and
unique... some work for DRUMS WG?