On Thu, 30 Oct 2003 07:32:46 +0800, James Seng said:
to your opinion but please do so in other place, and not here. The group
is suppose to work on Internationalization of Email address
(identifiers), not debate whether we need it or not.
Any group that addresses "how" and "for which contexts" without having
a good grasp on "why" is inventing solutions in search of problems.
And if you can't safely put e-caron on a business card, why are we bothering?
We're bothering because it has occurred to some of us that
some folks somewhere in the world may wish to send email only to
themselves within an intranet or a large national intranet or
wish to launch their own internal e-government or
e-education system that involves interpersonal
and interdepartmental communications amongst folks that
speak the same language which doesn't not happen to be Latin-based.
And if they need to send email to outsiders, then they would
send in ASCII email address, as routinely as they would
flipping between the reverse and obverse of their
namecards, one side the local language (including their
local IEA address) and the other, the global lingua franca
Right now, the Mongolian (or whatever) government cannot launch say
their e-Government intranet email system seamlessly with
the Internet without much pain in getting everyone up to
speed on the latin character set. IEA support will definitely
be a boon to such folks.