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* Version 1.12 (released 2009-01-23)
** idn: New parameter --no-tld to deprecate the old parameter --tld.
The new parameter --no-tld disable TLD checking of the input string.
The --tld parameter was broken; it behaved opposite to its documented
behaviour. To avoid confusion over what --tld means, we decided to
deprecate it. Now --tld is not printed in the idn --help output, but
will continue to work as before.
** doc: Modernize doxygen configuration.
** doc: Change license on the manual to GFDLv1.3+.
** doc: Improve JavaDoc output.
** Update gnulib files and translations.
** Build with more warnings.
** API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.
GNU Libidn is a fully documented implementation of the Stringprep,
Punycode and IDNA specifications. Libidn's purpose is to encode and
decode internationalized domain names. The native C, C# and Java
libraries are available under the GNU Lesser General Public License
version 2.1 or later.
The library contains a generic Stringprep implementation. Profiles for
Nameprep, iSCSI, SASL, XMPP and Kerberos V5 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. The
library is written in C and (parts of) the API is also accessible from
C++, Emacs Lisp, Python and Java. A native Java and C# port is
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
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
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
http://josefsson.org/ for more details.
The project page of the library is available at:
All manual formats are available from:
Specifically, the following formats are available.
The main manual:
http://www.gnu.org/software/libidn/manual/libidn.html - HTML format
http://www.gnu.org/software/libidn/manual/libidn.pdf - PDF format
API Reference manual:
http://www.gnu.org/software/libidn/reference/ch01.html - GTK-DOC HTML
http://www.gnu.org/software/libidn/doxygen/index.html - HTML format
http://www.gnu.org/software/libidn/doxygen/libidn.pdf - 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:
Here are the compressed sources (2.5MB):
Here are GPG detached signatures:
We also provide pre-built Windows binaries:
The software is cryptographically signed by the author using an
OpenPGP key identified by the following information:
pub 1280R/B565716F 2002-05-05 [expires: 2009-04-21]
Key fingerprint = 0424 D4EE 81A0 E3D1 19C6 F835 EDA2 1E94 B565 716F
uid Simon Josefsson <address@hidden>
uid Simon Josefsson <address@hidden>
sub 1280R/4D5D40AE 2002-05-05 [expires: 2009-04-21]
The key is available from:
Here are the SHA-1 and SHA-224 signatures:
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