Comments to draft IDN Guidelines v.2.0
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- Subject: Comments to draft IDN Guidelines v.2.0
- From: "HARADA Shiro" <harada@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 08:19:27 +0900
Congratulations for your efforts towards improvement of the IDN Guidelines.
I would deeply appreciate it if the following principle could also be
Some scripts have characters with almost the same or very similar shape
with certain characters in other scripts.
Digits in Khmer, Thai and Lao scripts are just an example among many.
Even a single script may have varied usages depending on the language
it is used to write.
In the cases of gTLDs and some ccTLDs, multiple scripts may be supported.
When these scripts have such characters with almost the same or very similar
any decision about one script would affect the others.
Thus such decisions have to be made with full participation of stakeholders
from all the communities of users of relevant scripts and/or languages,
paying special attention to developing countries and valunerable peoples
that have difficulties in active participation by themselves.
Thanks a lot,
Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies
The University of Tokyo