"International Domain Names" support in KDE
thiagom at wanadoo.fr
Sat Jun 21 12:27:47 BST 2003
Martin Konold wrote:
>> Krall, Gary wrote:
>> >I wanted to check in with you to hear how things are coming with your
>> > work to integrate the IDN support into KDE. Netscape has completed
>> > their
>Is the IDN support as implemented by Verisign an official standard?
>What about competing implementations?
[conspiracy theory suppressed]
Hello, your theory is completely unfounded. The IDN implementation is backed
by the following RFCs (extract from code)
// all IDN functions conform to the following documents:
// RFC 3454 - Preparation of Internationalized Strings
// RFC 3490 - Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications (IDNA)
// RFC 3491 - Nameprep: A Stringprep Profile for
// Internationalized Domain Names (IDN
// RFC 3492 - Punycode: A Bootstring encoding of Unicode
// for Internationalized Domain Names in Applications (IDNA)
Currently in KDE/Qt, we're not using Verisign's Xcode library, but GNU libidn
instead. There's no Verisign code in our libraries at the moment and support
is there and working.
As for patents, well, I can't be sure, but the whole process is described by
the above RFCs in a lot of detail. They don't mention any patents. And
libidn's code follows those instructions to the mark.
I don't know what got into you to come up with a conspiracy theory, but I feel
you've precipitated. You've mailed our contact at Verisign and he'll probably
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