MACE: Modal ASCII Compatible Encoding for IDN

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (idn WG)
Authors Makoto Ishisone  , Yoshiro Yoneya 
Last updated 2001-06-28
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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MACE is a reversible transformation method from a sequence of Unicode [UNICODE] characters to a sequence of ASCII letters, digits and hyphens (LDH characters). It is designed to be used as an encoding for internationalized domain names [IDN].


Makoto Ishisone (
Yoshiro Yoneya (

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