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Created 02 Nov 2003
Modified 07 Apr 2012

Article 183

IDN

Internationalized Domain Names (IDN)

SmartFTP uses IDNA (Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications) to support domains with unicode characters. IDNA is a mechanism to represent non-ASCII domains with only ASCII characters. This "feature" is transparently implemented in SmartFTP and domain names with unicode characters are automatically converted to the IDN format.

Examples
http://räksmörgås.josefßon.org

References

  1. IDN Convertor Test
  2. RFC: Sring Preparation (stringprep)
  3. RFC: IDNs in Applications (IDNA)
  4. RFC: Name Preparation (nameprep)
  5. RFC: Encoding Scheme (punycode)
  6. VeriSign IDN Software Development Kit
  7. GNU IDN Library

Keywords
idna, idn, internationalized domain name