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Re: charsets in debian/control

On Sat, 11 Dec 2004 16:08:12 +0100, Shot (Piotr Szotkowski) wrote:
> Hello.
> Paul Hampson:
> > The email address isn't important, since
> > that has to be a subset of ASCII anyway.
> Are the Unicode-encoded domain names
> supported in (modern) browsers only?
> I can surf to http://ł.pl/ (with, e.g., Firefox) - can I send mail to
> admin@ł.pl, or should I always use the admin@xn--tfa.pl equivalent, as
> the Unicode in domain names is restricted to WWW only?

Interesting question.
 Quick check.
  Not restricted.

Of course you have to use ACE (the ASCII Compatible Encoding defined in
RFC3490) in transit (SMTP commands and message headers) but MUAs may
(and at least some indeed do) accept/display the decoded form.

aptitude search '~D^libidn'
shows many apps at least linked with the IDN library.

Michał Politowski
Talking has been known to lead to communication if practised carelessly.

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