Fwd: "International Domain Names" support in KDE

Lars Knoll lars at trolltech.com
Tue Jan 28 08:59:08 GMT 2003

> Simon Josefsson wrote:
> >Marc.Mutz at uni-bielefeld.de (Marc Mutz) writes:
> >> If you are talking about GNU's libidn, I'd advise against that. It would
> >> duplicate _a lot_ of unicode tables that are already in Qt.
> >
> >(Disclaimer: I have an interest in libidn)
> >
> >Using Unicode tables from QT would likely violate the IDN
> >specifications, either directly or down the road, e.g.:
> [snip]
> >Using a specific library for IDN, instead of QT, guarantees that the
> >proper Unicode tables for IDN purposes are used.  According to
> ><http://doc.trolltech.com/3.1/unicode.html> it seems QT references
> >Unicode 3.0.1.  Although the specifications only says "later versions
> >than 3.2", using earlier versions would cause similar problems.

Just FYI: Qt-3.1 (and Qt-3.2 when it comes out) use both the Unicode-3.2 
tables. The doc was wrong and I fixed this now. The tables are generated by a 
script from the official reference data, so I hope they are bug free :)

This does however not mean we won't upgrade to 4.0 if it comes out at some 


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