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Libidn 1.7

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Libidn 1.7
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 14:32:52 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110007 (No Gnus v0.7) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)

* Version 1.7 (released 2008-04-10)

** idn: new parameter --nfkc to process string with Unicode v3.2 NFKC.

** Minor build fix for native Win32 builds.

** Update gnulib files.

** API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Libidn is a fully documented implementation of the Stringprep, Punycode
and IDNA specifications defined by the IETF Internationalized Domain
Names (IDN) working group, used for internationalized domain names.  The
native C, C# and Java libraries are available under the GNU Lesser
General Public License version 2.1.

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.

Libidn is developed for the GNU/Linux system, but runs on over 20 Unix
platforms (including Solaris, IRIX, AIX, and Tru64) and Windows.  Libidn
is written in C and (parts of) the API is accessible from C, C#, C++,
Emacs Lisp, Python and Java.

Also included is a command line tool, several self tests, code examples,
and more, all licensed under the GNU General Public License version 3.0.

All manual formats are available from:

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 projects.  See for more details.

Specifically, the following formats are available.

The main manual: - HTML format - PDF format

API Reference manual: - GTK-DOC HTML

Doxygen documentation: - HTML format - PDF format

JavaDoc output for the Java API:

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: (updated faster)

Here are the compressed sources (2.4MB):

Here are GPG detached signatures:

The software is cryptographically signed by the author using an
OpenPGP key identified by the following information:

pub   1280R/B565716F 2002-05-05 [expires: 2008-06-30]
      Key fingerprint = 0424 D4EE 81A0 E3D1 19C6  F835 EDA2 1E94 B565 716F
uid                  Simon Josefsson <address@hidden>
uid                  Simon Josefsson <address@hidden>

The key is available from:

Here are the SHA-1 and SHA-224 signatures:

36403e42c0cca95a5830f641a9b0773fe1cf87f2  libidn-1.7.tar.gz

c9e97027994d19d3ddffce3f5eb3760aebd41e91083e419ba255d76c  libidn-1.7.tar.gz

Happy hacking,

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