Fwd: "International Domain Names" support in KDE

David Faure dfaure at klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se
Wed Jan 22 21:23:02 GMT 2003

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Does anyone know which parts of KDE would need to me modified to work
with the new "International Domain Names" standard from the IETF?

It seems an opensource library already exists for this (see end of mail), so
the question is basically, who could give a hand at integrating it.

Please Cc "Krall, Gary" <gkrall at verisign.com> in your followups.

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Subject: Request for Guidance
Date: Tuesday 14 January 2003 00:32
From: "Krall, Gary" <gkrall at verisign.com>
To: "'dfaure at klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se'" <dfaure at klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se>, "'lars at trolltech.com'" <lars at trolltech.com>

David and Lars:

Your names were given to me by Matthias Dalheimer who suggested that I speak
with you. By way of introduction I am a technical director here in the
Verisign Registry responsible for the development of application software in
support for International Domain Names.  As you may know, the Registry is
responsible for the administration and management of the .com and .net
zones.  In addition we perform development work on behalf of ICANN/IETF
standards.  A set of standards are expected shortly from the IETF
specifically focused on providing support for international domain names,
that is enabling the registration, resolution and display of addresses which
are formatted using characters above the standard ASCII range.

My group has developed a reference implementation for IE, Outlook, Outlook
Express and are actively working with Netscape/Mozilla to integrate
capability natively within their application (Opera already has initial
support for this in their current version).

With Apple's recent announcement my email is to request guidance from you as
to how best to get support for IDN's to the IETF standards into applications
which use KDE technology.  I am not interested in having my engineers come
up to speed with the nuances of KDE but rather work with knowledgeable
engineers which can take the technology (which is governed by Berkeley
licensing) and integrate into commercial applications.  

Thank you for your help and consideration.


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