Unicode and APIs

Russ Allbery rra at stanford.edu
Wed Sep 19 17:50:02 EDT 2007

Sam Hartman <hartmans at MIT.EDU> writes:

> Ken mentioned in another post that he suspected that adding
> internationalization support would require significant API work.

> I'd like to challenge that assumption.

> How badly will things break if we add a context flag that says
> "everything is UTF8" and minimize other API changes?

I think you still have to deal with IDN for any place where a hostname is
embedded in a Kerberos principal name and where automatic discovery of the
appropriate principal name for a service is done.

Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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