#331 Local Domains UTF8

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2007-11-29
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When I try to save Domains at Local Domains (Cw) with ä, ü or ö I get an Error.

Here is the error message:
Failed to save local domains : 'xxxxxxxxxxxx' is not a valid host or domain name
(xxxxxxxxxxxx = the domain name with the ä, ü or ö)

I already changed the HTML format in UTF8

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  • Jamie Cameron
    Jamie Cameron
    2007-11-29

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    As far as I know, an internet domain name can only contain the ascii characters a-z 0-9 . and - . For other characters there is an encoding that converts them to this ascii subset (not UTF-8).

     
  • Jamie Cameron
    Jamie Cameron
    2007-11-29

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  • Florian
    Florian
    2007-11-30

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    Hello,

    i'm sorry but i don't understand this. If i understand correctly it will do. I find this at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internationalized_domain_name

    And how do mean this:
    For other characters there is an encoding that converts them to this ascii subset (not UTF-8).

    Where is what converted?

     
  • Jamie Cameron
    Jamie Cameron
    2007-11-30

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    That page actually explains it all - in particular, see the section on 'Example of IDNA encoding'. Sendmail and most other servers don't know about non-ascii characters, they can only work with the xn-- prefix.