Once upon a time, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek <zbyszek(a)in.waw.pl> said:
Yes. But how many domains using idn are there? I worked on idn
in systemd, but when preparing the description of this change I realized
that I have _never_ once used an idn domain outside of testing.
And note that this is not about user-facing programs like firefox.
I assume that there might be _some_ use of idn in firefox. But for
command-line tools like curl this seems even less likely.
I'm pretty sure use of IDN domains is a regional thing. I live in the
US and don't see IDN domains in my normal use. But dropping support for
them from a core utility would be bad for those that live in regions
where IDN domains may be more common.
Chris Adams <linux(a)cmadams.net>