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Re: what is the real problem?
At 21:57 12/11/03, John Cowan wrote:
This problem is a genuine one, but I don't know that it's reasonable to
expect a solution to it. It is not possible to snail-mail me if you can't
write Latin letters, for example; but the reverse is not true, because
postal systems have agreed to accept mail addressed in Latin letters.
I am afraid you forget that an assistant can write it for you. Please refer
to the protocol/users layers I quoted. This is not because the user cannot
_type_ the cases used by the protocol layer that he cannot use the
protocol. A very common solution is a menu where the user clicks on entries
in his scripting and they are transcoded in the protocol's appropriate way.
Menu servers are a very old solution. But I also documented that an OPES
data base can carry the job. Typing a mailbox name in Chinese scripting
does not prevent this mailbox to be translated into an ascii name.
A very simple and old solution is an Host.txt like solution. Please
consider a current very common case. In some countries sites are removed
the name servers that people continue to access in using Host.txt.