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Background reading for non-ASCII mailbox names
My web page http://cr.yp.to/djbdns/idn.html discusses six problems
caused by careless internationalization proposals:
* interoperability failures;
* inconsistent displays;
* unnecessary implementation and deployment costs;
* multiple semantically similar names;
* identical displays of different names; and
* typing failures.
The discussion focuses on domain names for concreteness, but the same
principles apply to mailbox names, login names, etc.
---D. J. Bernstein, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics,
Statistics, and Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago
P.S. The mailing-list software silently discarded this message the first
time I sent it.