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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-idn-punycode-02.txt

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	Title		: Punycode: An encoding of Unocode for use with IDNA
	Author(s)	: A. Costello
	Filename	: draft-ietf-idn-punycode-02.txt
	Pages		: 
	Date		: 23-May-02
Punycode is a simple and efficient transfer encoding syntax designed
for use with Internationalized Domain Names in Applications [IDNA].
It uniquely and reversibly transforms a Unicode string [UNICODE]
into an ASCII string [ASCII].  ASCII characters in the Unicode
string are represented literally, and non-ASCII characters are
represented by ASCII characters that are allowed in host name labels
(letters, digits, and hyphens).  This document defines a general
algorithm called Bootstring that allows a string of basic code
points to uniquely represent any string of code points drawn from
a larger set.  Punycode is an instance of Bootstring that uses
particular parameter values specified by this document, appropriate
for IDNA.

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