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Re: FYI: BOF on Internationalized Email Addresses (IEA)
On Tue, 28 Oct 2003, John Cowan wrote:
> First of all, there aren't hundreds of scripts in live use.
Well, then, how many are there, and is there a list? This will allow us
to eliminate all the non-live scripts from future consideration.
> you probably support people in at most five languages, using at most
> two or three scripts, unless you are a prodigy.
I think that you have misunderstood the problem. You seem to be thinking
about the needs of a user interface developer, who only supports people
who use the languages that are supported by that user interface.
Those of us who develop system tools build software that is used
everywhere in the world. Because system tools are not a user interface,
they are not restricted to the set of languages or scripts which are
understood by the author.
Furthermore, we are not talking about the language used by any support
messages to/from me. We are talking about whether someone in Lower
Slobbovia can enter the developer's email address, and whether the
developer can enter the Lower Slobbovian address.
-- Mark --
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