StepCode- A Mnemonic Internationalized Domain Name Encoding

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (idn WG)
Author Liana Ye 
Last updated 2001-10-01
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This document describes an Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) Encoding method with US-ASCII [a-z0-9] characters, preserving the primary sound value of such names users want, and technically feasible, linguistically demanding once mechanism to represent the names of multi-scripts with language tags defined by [ISO 639] in the required DNS way, such that the encoded names can be used as valid domain name identifiers.


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