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- proper n. A mapping from Unicode to the simpler ASCII character set, intended for the representation of international domain names where Unicode is not available.
SYNOPSIS use Encode:: Punycode; use Encode; $utf8 = decode ( 'Punycode',
This is an Encode plugin written in Perl, which allows to encode Unicode strings into Punycode
Punycode is an efficient encoding (ACE) of Unicode for use with IDNA.
This announcement is specifically about IDN * TLDs*, not about Punycode-encoded domain name labels at lower levels, so it’s not about domain names like “ä¸å½. com” (which already exist) but “ç” µååå¡. ä¸å½” which definitely don’t.
2004 - Punycode adopted by the national registrars of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.