Re: [gnso-idn-wg] Unified rules within a DNS subtree
- Subject: Re: [gnso-idn-wg] Unified rules within a DNS subtree
- From: Cary Karp <ck@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2007 19:18:58 +0100
> The genreal idea is to prevent in the future, hundreds of scripts
> and all manner of mixing them under single TLDs and limit it to
> only a small handful of mixing based on local community needs as
> requested by applicant.
What hundreds of scripts are you referring to?
There are 54 contemporary scripts in the latest version of the Unicode code
chart with 14 more in the "pipeline". It is unlikely that all of them will
figure in any discussion of IDN, much less appear in the namespace, and few of
these scripts are mixed in the writing system of any language. Of the "Ancient
Scripts" that are additionally included, no more than a half dozen might
conceivably be requested for IDN availability, and there would certainly be no
mixing of any.