For Norway they're using the following RFC's for ACE converting:
RFC 3490 ftp://ftp.ntnu.no/pub/rfc/rfc3490.txt
RFC 3491 ftp://ftp.ntnu.no/pub/rfc/rfc3491.txt
RFC 3492 ftp://ftp.ntnu.no/pub/rfc/rfc3492.txt
From: Tom Collins [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: 9. januar 2004 18:49
To: vpopmail list; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: [vchkpw] unicode domain names in vpopmail and qmailadmin
On Jan 7, 2004, at 4:33 PM, Philipp Wagner wrote:
> today I thought about the new domain names with some country specific
> chars (IDN-Domains), like they are offered for com/net/org already and
> for some European domains (de etc.) from March 1st on.
> Is it right, that if I want to login into qmailadmin, that I would
> have to enter the punycode-encoded domain name?
> That is bad for customers, because they normally don't remember their
> punycode-domainname, but only their domain name with the special
> characters. For example, the domain schŘlerzeitung.net would be
> xn--schlerzeitung-yob.net Is it possible to integrate that conversion
> into qmailadmin like the webbrowser does it?
On Jan 9, 2004, at 2:11 AM, huleboer wrote:
> From 18 feb if I remember correctly norwegian characters like °Šň
> will be
> allowed to use on the internet. This included characters like °Šň.
> Full list
> is available from
> If I try to do a:
> ./vadddomain tyttebŠr.no
> I get
> Error: Invalid domain name
> Get the same problem with vaddaliasdomain. I don't know if this is a
> qmail issue or vpopmail issue. But any1 have a fix? Is this a problem
> just with vadddomain/vaddaliasdomain or will it require more changes
> inn qmail/vpopmail?
It's obvious that this is going to be a significant issue for vpopmail and
qmailadmin. On the backend, we'll be storing everything in 7-bit ASCII
(xn--schlerzeitung-yob.net in the example given above), but allow for users
to enter unicode names into the command-line programs for vpopmail, and
display the properly formatted name in qmailadmin.
Can someone with a more detailed knowledge of these systems point the
developers to a concise description of how to add support for it to vpopmail
and qmailadmin? Perhaps the relevant RFCs? Code libraries that we could
simply integrate into our programs? This looks like a good summary:
It will take some time to go through the source and identify times when we
need to output the unicode-formatted string (onscreen to the user, in error
messages, etc.), versus the 7-bit ASCII version (when writing files). I
also don't know if knowledge of the current character set (for example, when
a user runs the command-line tools or qmailadmin outputs HTML pages) will be
important or not.
Tom Collins - [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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