Simple ASCII Compatible Encoding (SACE)

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (idn WG)
Author Dan Oscarsson 
Last updated 2000-08-28
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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This document describes a way to encode non-ASCII characters in host names in a way that is completely compatible with the current ASCII only host names that are used in DNS. It can be used both with DNS to support software only handling ASCII host names and as a way to downgrade from 8-bit text to ASCII in protocols.


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