Posts Tagged ‘UTF-8’

Shawn Steele: Oversimplification of EAI/IMA (International eMail Addresses)

A couple months ago I blogged about EAI Email Address Internationalization/Internationalized Email Addresses (EAI/IMA) and felt like blogging again. China’s been very interested in non-ASCII email addresses for some time, and is working hard to adopt the EAI standard.  I’ve heard a target of November 2009 for that standard. briefly addresses EAI. Local Oversimplification […]

Chris Weber: Unicode attacks and test cases: IDN and IRI display, normalization and anti-spoofing

Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRI’s) are a new take on the old URI (Uniform Resource Identifier), which through RFC 3986 restricted domain names to a subset of ASCII characters – mainly lower and upper case letters, numbers, and some punctuation. IRI’s were forecasted many years ago by Martin Dürst and Michel Suignard, and formalized in RFC […]

IEFT planning internationalized email addresses

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has published three crucial documents for the standardisation of email address headers that include symbols outside the ASCII character set. This means that soon you’ll be able to use Chinese characters, French accents, and German umlauts in email addresses as well as just in the body of the message. […]

Our Readers Aren’t Always English

The internet is an amazing tool. It can bring together people from all walks of life, from anywhere on the planet, regardless of culture, gender, sexual orientation or physical condition. We can read about world events moments after they occur, and we can read about someone’s personal life or opinions at our leisure. […]