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RACE: Row-based ASCII Compatible Encoding for IDN

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (idn WG)
Expired & archived
Author Paul E. Hoffman
Last updated 2000-11-28
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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IESG IESG state Expired
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This document describes a transformation method for representing non-ASCII characters in host name parts in a fashion that is completely compatible with the current DNS. It is a potential candidate for an ASCII-Compatible Encoding (ACE) for internationalized host names, as described in the comparison document from the IETF IDN Working Group. This method is based on the observation that many internationalized host name parts will have all their characters in one row of the ISO 10646 repertoire.


Paul E. Hoffman

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