Linguistic Guidelines for the Use of the Arabic Language in Internet Domains (RFC5564)
Original Publication Date: 2010-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Feb-14
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
A. El-Sherbiny: AUTHOR [+4]
The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) issued in March 2003 a set of RFCs for Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) (, , and ), which were planned to become the de facto standard for all languages. In 2007 and 2008, the following working drafts were released that propose revisions to the IDNA protocol:
Independent Submission A. El-Sherbiny Request for Comments: 5564 M. Farah Category: Informational UN-ESCWA ISSN: 2070-1721 I. Oueichek Syrian Telecom Establishment A. Al-Zoman SaudiNIC, CITC February 2010
Linguistic Guidelines for the Use of the Arabic Language in Internet Domains
This document constitutes technical specifications for the use of Arabic in Internet domain names and provides linguistic guidelines for Arabic domain names. It addresses Arabic-specific linguistic issues pertaining to the use of Arabic language in domain names.
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RFC 5564 Arabic Character Guidelines February 2010
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