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Libidn 1.23 released

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Libidn 1.23 released
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 11:56:47 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

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.

Noteworthy changes since the last release (from NEWS file):

* Version 1.23 (released 2011-11-25) [stable]

** stringprep.h: Now #include's sys/types.h instead of unistd.h for ssize_t.
Some systems (e.g., Mingw with MSVC 9) does not have unistd.h.

** idn-free.h: Protect prototypes with 'extern "C"' marker.
Reported by Bittner Ede <address@hidden>.

** doc: Update link to experimental TLD tables.
The new link is <>.

** Update gnulib files and translations.

** QA: Improved cyclo output.  Update GTK-DOC files.  Various bugfixes.

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

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 or later.

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 AB, a
Stockholm based privately held company, is currently funding Libidn
maintenance.  We are always looking for interesting development
projects.  See 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: - HTML format - PDF format

API Reference manual: - GTK-DOC HTML - GTK-DOC PDF

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:

Here are the compressed sources (3.4MB):

Here are GPG detached signatures:

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

98b00aeb8240a7a6e02f338edd6ef08adbc31a34  libidn-1.23.tar.gz
e05b3b0046b3071383899d42bf664643c0350f4cdcfc390efdf66d44  libidn-1.23.tar.gz

We also provide Windows binaries built using MinGW-w64 with the build
script win32/, for 32-bit and 64-bit x86 architecures:

Here are the SHA-1 and SHA-224 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: 2012-01-24]
      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: 2012-01-24]

The key is available from:

Code coverage, clang-analyzer output, and cyclomatic code complexity charts:

Happy hacking,

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