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Re: Problems of Internationalized Mail Address eXtensions (IMAX)
At 00:00 03/02/28 +0000, Claus Faerber wrote:
Someone who does not know the Greek language and can't type Greek
characters might actually prefer entering xn--mxa (which is Nameprep and
Punycode of a single alpha); it's even easier than using ISO 14755 for
longer name components.
Somebody who doesn't know Greek probably doesn't care to type Greek
at all. I guess we should design IMAs so that Greek IMAs work best
for Greeks, and Japanese IMAs work best for Japanese, and so on.
Designing IMAs so that Greek IMAs work best for Japanese and Japanese
IMAs work best for Greeks doesn't make sense.
What about char sets that are not language specific, like
mathematical symbols? The Unicode character database does provide
many char sets that are not language specific -- look at symbol fonts
and even dingbats for sake of argument.
Shouldn't Greeks and Japanese (as well as everyone else) have easy
and equal access to those characters -- and to all others char sets
in the Unicode database as well? Designing things on a language
specific basis looks like a "no matter how many times you cut it,
it's still too short" type of thing.