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Mon, 19 Sep 2005 15:37:35 +0200
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I am pleased to announce the availability of Libidn version 0.5.19!
Noteworthy changes since version 0.5.18:
- The test for setlocale and nl_langinfo has now been separated.
- Gnulib updates, fixes for getopt.
- Java manuals in doc/java/ are now generated by Gjdoc from GNU Classpath.
- Kaffe is used to link the pre-built libidn-*.jar file.
- Translation updates.
Libidn is a modern C library to perform internationalized string
processing based on the Stringprep, Punycode, Internationalizing
Domain Names in Applications (IDNA) specifications.
The library contains a generic Stringprep implementation that does
Unicode 3.2 NFKC normalization, mapping and prohibitation of
characters, and bidirectional character handling. Profiles for
Nameprep, iSCSI, SASL and XMPP are included. Punycode and ASCII
Compatible Encoding (ACE) via IDNA are supported. A mechanism to
define Top-Level Domain (TLD) specific validation tables, and to
compare strings against those tables, is included. Default tables for
some TLDs are also included. Finally, the library can detect "problem
sequences" that may trigger bugs in various NFKC implementations.
Improving Libidn is costly, but you can help! We are looking for
organizations that find Libidn useful and wish to contribute back.
You can contribute by reporting bugs, improve the software, or donate
money or equipment.
Commercial support contracts for Libidn are available, and they help
finance continued maintenance. Simon Josefsson Datakonsult, a
Stockholm based privately held company, is currently funding Libidn
maintenance. We are always looking for interesting development
If you need help to use Libidn, or want to help others, you are
invited to join our help-libidn mailing list, see:
The project page of the library is available at:
http://josefsson.org/libidn/ (updated faster)
Here are the compressed sources (2.0MB):
Here are GPG detached signatures:
Here are the build reports for various platforms:
Here are the MD5/SHA-1 signatures:
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