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Network Working Group                                          Y. YONEYA
Internet-Draft                                                      JPRS
Intended status: Informational                                 T. Nemoto
Expires: April 24, 2014                                  Keio University
                                                        October 21, 2013


                 Mapping characters for PRECIS classes
                     draft-ietf-precis-mappings-05

Abstract

   The framework for preparation and comparison of internationalized
   strings ("PRECIS") defines several classes of strings for preparation
   and comparison.  In the framework, case mapping is defined because
   many protocols handle case-sensitive or case-insensitive string
   comparison and therefore preparation of the string is mandatory.  As
   described in the mapping for Internationalized Domain Names in
   Applications (IDNA) and the PRECIS problem statement, mappings for
   internationalized strings are not limited to case, but also width
   mapping and mapping of delimiters and other specials can be taken
   into consideration.  This document provides guidelines for authors of
   protocol profiles of the PRECIS framework and describes several
   mappings that can be applied between receiving user input and passing
   permitted code points to internationalized protocols.  The mappings
   described here are expected to be applied as Additional mapping in
   the PRECIS framework.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Protocol dependent mappings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.1.  Delimiter mapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.2.  Special mapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.3.  Local case mapping  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Order of operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   6.  Acknowledgment  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   7.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     7.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     7.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   Appendix A.  Mapping type list each protocol  . . . . . . . . . .   7
     A.1.  Mapping type list for each protocol . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   Appendix B.  Code points list for local case mapping  . . . . . .   7
     B.1.  Unicode 6.3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   Appendix C.  Change Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     C.1.  Changes since -00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     C.2.  Changes since -01 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     C.3.  Changes since -02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     C.4.  Changes since -03 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     C.5.  Changes since -04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9

1.  Introduction

   In many cases, user input of internationalized strings is generated
   through the use of an input method editor ("IME") or through copy-
   and-paste from free text.  Users in general do not care about the
   case and/or width of input characters because they consider those
   characters to be functionally equivalent or visually identical.
   Furthermore, users rarely switch IME state to input special
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   Names ("IDNs"), the IDNA Mapping specification [RFC5895] describes
   methods for handling these issues.  For PRECIS strings, case mapping
   and width mapping are defined in the PRECIS framework specification
   [I-D.ietf-precis-framework], but delimiter mapping, special mapping,
   and language dependent mapping are not defined.  Handling of mappings
   other than case and width is also important to increase chance of
   strings match as users expect.  This document provides guidelines for
   authors of protocol profiles of the PRECIS framework and describes
   mappings that can be applied between receiving user input and passing
   permitted code points to internationalized protocols.  The mappings
   described in this document are expected to be applied as Additional
   mapping in the PRECIS framework.

2.  Protocol dependent mappings

   The PRECIS framework defines several protocol-independent mappings.
   The additional mappings defined in this document are protocol-
   dependent, i.e., they depend on the rules for a particular
   application protocol.

2.1.  Delimiter mapping

   Some application protocols define delimiters for use in such
   protocols, but the delimiters are different for each protocols.
   Therefore, the delimiter mapping table should be based on a well-
   defined mapping table for each protocol.

   Delimiter mapping is supposed to map delimiter characters that have
   compatible characters to canonical characters.  For example, '@' in
   mail address or ':' and '/' in URI has width compatible character.
   And '+', '-', '<' and '>' may be such character.  Another example is
   the FULL STOP character (U+002E) which is a delimiter in the visual
   presentation of domain names.  Some IMEs generate semantic or width
   compatible character of FULL STOP such as IDEOGRAPHIC FULL STOP
   (U+3002) when a user types FULL STOP on the keyboard.  Such FULL STOP
   compatible characters need to be mapped to the FULL STOP before
   passing the string to the protocol.

2.2.  Special mapping

   Aside from delimiter characters, certain protocols have characters
   which need to be mapped in ways that are different from the rules
   specified in the PRECIS framework (e.g., mapping non-ASCII space
   characters to ASCII space).  In this document, these mappings are
   called "special mappings".  They are different for each protocol.
   Therefore, the special mapping table should be based on a well-
   defined mapping table for each protocol.  Examples of special mapping
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   o  White spaces are mapped to SPACE (U+0020)

   o  Some characters such as control characters are mapped to nothing
      (Deletion)

   As examples, EAP [RFC3748], SASLprep [RFC4013], IMAP4 ACL [RFC4314]
   and LDAPprep [RFC4518] define the rule that some codepoints for non-
   ASCII space are mapped to SPACE (U+0020).

2.3.  Local case mapping

   The purpose of local case mapping is to increase the probability of
   matching-result from the comparison between uppercase and lowercase
   characters, targeting characters whose mapping depends on locale or
   on locale and context.

   As an example of locale and context-dependent mapping, LATIN CAPITAL
   LETTER I (U+0049) is normally mapped to LATIN SMALL LETTER I
   ((U+0069); however, if the language is Turkish (or one of several
   other languages), unless an I is before a dot_above, then the
   character should be mapped to LATIN SMALL LETTER DOTLESS I (U+0131).

   To solve such problems for PRECIS framework, this document defines
   characters that need local case mapping based on the
   SpecialCasing.txt [Specialcasing] file in section 3.13 of The Unicode
   Standard [Unicode].

   The following are the methods to calculate codepoints that local case
   mapping targets.  Here Casefolding() means full casefolding described
   in the CaseFolding.txt file [Casefolding], and Specialcasing() means
   specialcasing described in the SpecialCasing.txt file
   [Specialcasing].

   If Casefolding(Specialcasing(cp)) != Casefolding(cp)
   Then cp is a target
   Else cp is not a target;

   Local case mapping can be selected only when case mapping is selected
   using the PRECIS Framework profile.  Application developers should
   calculate codepoints that local case mapping targets by using the
   latest Casefolding.txt and SpecialCasing.txt.  Appendix B "Code
   points list for local case mapping" lists codepoints in Unicode 6.3
   calculated by this method.

3.  Order of operations

   The mappings described in this document are expected to be applied as
   Additional mapping in the PRECIS framework.  Basically, the mappings



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   described in this document describes could be applied in any order.
   However, this section specifies a particular order to minimize the
   effect of codepoint changes introduced by the mappings.  This mapping
   order is very general and was designed to be acceptable to the widest
   user community.

   1.  Delimiter mapping

   2.  Special mapping

   3.  Local case mapping

4.  Security Considerations

   As well as Mapping Characters for IDNA2008 [RFC5895], this document
   suggests creating mappings that might cause confusion for some users
   while alleviating confusion in other users.  Such confusion is not
   covered in any depth in this document.

5.  IANA Considerations

   This document has no actions for the IANA.

6.  Acknowledgment

   Martin Duerst suggested a need for the case folding about the mapping
   (map final sigma to sigma, German sz to ss,.).

   Alexey Melnikov, Andrew Sullivan, Joe Hildebrand, John Klensin, Marc
   Blanchet, Pete Resnick and Peter Saint-Andre, et al. gave important
   suggestion for this document during at WG meeting and WG LC.

7.  References

7.1.  Normative References

   [I-D.ietf-precis-framework]
              Saint-Andre, P. and M. Blanchet, "PRECIS Framework:
              Preparation and Comparison of Internationalized Strings in
              Application Protocols", draft-ietf-precis-framework-11
              (work in progress), October 2013.

   [Unicode]  The Unicode Consortium, "The Unicode Standard, Version
              6.3.0", <http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode6.3.0/>,
              2012.

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              The Unicode Consortium, "CaseFolding-6.3.0.txt", Unicode
              Character Database, July 2011,
              <http://www.unicode.org/Public/6.3.0/ucd/CaseFolding.txt>,
              .

   [Specialcasing]
              The Unicode Consortium, "SpecialCasing-6.3.0.txt", Unicode
              Character Database, July 2011, <http://www.unicode.org/
              Public/6.3.0/ucd/SpecialCasing.txt>, .

7.2.  Informative References

   [RFC3454]  Hoffman, P. and M. Blanchet, "Preparation of
              Internationalized Strings ("stringprep")", RFC 3454,
              December 2002.

   [RFC3490]  Faltstrom, P., Hoffman, P., and A. Costello,
              "Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications (IDNA)",
              RFC 3490, March 2003.

   [RFC3491]  Hoffman, P. and M. Blanchet, "Nameprep: A Stringprep
              Profile for Internationalized Domain Names (IDN)", RFC
              3491, March 2003.

   [RFC3722]  Bakke, M., "String Profile for Internet Small Computer
              Systems Interface (iSCSI) Names", RFC 3722, April 2004.

   [RFC3748]  Aboba, B., Blunk, L., Vollbrecht, J., Carlson, J., and H.
              Levkowetz, "Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)", RFC
              3748, June 2004.

   [RFC4013]  Zeilenga, K., "SASLprep: Stringprep Profile for User Names
              and Passwords", RFC 4013, February 2005.

   [RFC4314]  Melnikov, A., "IMAP4 Access Control List (ACL) Extension",
              RFC 4314, December 2005.

   [RFC4518]  Zeilenga, K., "Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
              (LDAP): Internationalized String Preparation", RFC 4518,
              June 2006.

   [RFC5895]  Resnick, P. and P. Hoffman, "Mapping Characters for
              Internationalized Domain Names in Applications (IDNA)
              2008", RFC 5895, September 2010.

   [RFC6122]  Saint-Andre, P., "Extensible Messaging and Presence
              Protocol (XMPP): Address Format", RFC 6122, March 2011.




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   [RFC6885]  Blanchet, M. and A. Sullivan, "Stringprep Revision and
              Problem Statement for the Preparation and Comparison of
              Internationalized Strings (PRECIS)", RFC 6885, March 2013.

   [ISO.3166-1]
              International Organization for Standardization, "Codes for
              the representation of names of countries and their
              subdivisions - Part 1: Country codes", ISO Standard 3166-
              1:1997, 1997.

Appendix A.  Mapping type list each protocol

A.1.  Mapping type list for each protocol

   This table is the mapping type list for each protocol.  Values marked
   "o" indicate that the protocol use the type of mapping.  Values
   marked "-" indicate that the protocol doesn't use the type of
   mapping.

   +----------------------+-------------+-----------+------+---------+
   |    \ Type of mapping |    Width    | Delimiter | Case | Special |
   | RFC \                |    (NFKC)   |           |      |         |
   +----------------------+-------------+-----------+------+---------+
   |         3490         |      -      |     o     |   -  |    -    |
   |         3491         |      o      |     -     |   o  |    -    |
   |         3722         |      o      |     -     |   o  |    -    |
   |         3748         |      o      |     -     |   -  |    o    |
   |         4013         |      o      |     -     |   -  |    o    |
   |         4314         |      o      |     -     |   -  |    o    |
   |         4518         |      o      |     -     |   o  |    o    |
   |         6120         |      -      |     -     |   o  |    -    |
   +----------------------+-------------+-----------+------+---------+


Appendix B.  Code points list for local case mapping

   Followings are a list of characters that need Local case mapping.
   Format:
   <Codepoint>; <Lowercase>; <Language> <Condition>; <Comments>
   <Language> means the alpha-2 codes in [ISO.3166-1].

B.1.  Unicode 6.3

      0049; 0069 0307; lt More_Above; # LATIN CAPITAL LETTER I
      004A; 006A 0307; lt More_Above; # LATIN CAPITAL LETTER J
      00CC; 0069 0307 0300; lt; # LATIN CAPITAL LETTER I WITH GRAVE
      00CD; 0069 0307 0301; lt; # LATIN CAPITAL LETTER I WITH ACUTE
      0128; 0069 0307 0303; lt; # LATIN CAPITAL LETTER I WITH TILDE



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      012E; 012F 0307; lt More_Above; # LATIN CAPITAL LETTER I WITH
      OGONEK
      0307; 0307; lt After_Soft_Dotted; # COMBINING DOT ABOVE
      0049; 0131; tr Not_Before_Dot; # LATIN CAPITAL LETTER I
      0130; 0069; tr; # LATIN CAPITAL LETTER I WITH DOT ABOVE
      0307; ; tr After_I; # COMBINING DOT ABOVE
      0049; 0131; az Not_Before_Dot; # LATIN CAPITAL LETTER I
      0130; 0069; az; # LATIN CAPITAL LETTER I WITH DOT ABOVE
      0307; ; az After_I; # COMBINING DOT ABOVE

Appendix C.  Change Log

C.1.  Changes since -00

   o  Modify the Section 4.3 "Local case mapping" to specify the method
      to calculate codepoints that local case mapping targets.

   o  Add the Section 6 "Open issues".

   o  Modify the Section 7 "IANA Considerations".

   o  Modify the Section 8 "Security Considerations".

   o  Remove the "The initial PRECIS local case mapping registrations".

   o  Add the Appendix C "Code points list for local case mapping".

   o  Add the Appendix D "Change Log".

C.2.  Changes since -01

   o  Unified PRECIS notation in all capital letters as well as other
      documents.

   o  Removed the Section 1 "Types of mapping" and the Section 2
      "Protocol independent mapping" because width mapping is now in
      framework document.

   o  Added relationship between the framework document and this
      document in the Section 3 "Order of operations".

   o  Updated the Section 4 "Open issues" to address new issue raised on
      mailing list.

   o  Move the Section 6 "IANA Considerations" after the Section 5
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   o  Remove the Appendix B "Codepoints which need special mapping" and
      mentioned related documents in the Section 2.2 .

C.3.  Changes since -02

   o  Removed the "Open issues".

C.4.  Changes since -03

   o  Modify the Section 1 "Introduction" in more clear text.

   o  Modify the Section 2.3 "Local case mapping" to clarify the purpose
      of the local case mapping and an example, and add restriction to
      use with PRECIS Framework.

   o  Change the format in the Appendix B "Code points list for local
      case mapping".

   o  Split the Section 7 "References" into "Normative References" and
      "Informative References"

   o  Update the Unicode version 6.2 to 6.3 in this document.

C.5.  Changes since -04

   o  Correct a sentence in the Section 2.3 "Local case mapping".

Authors' Addresses

   Yoshiro YONEYA
   JPRS
   Chiyoda First Bldg. East 13F
   3-8-1 Nishi-Kanda
   Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo  101-0065
   Japan

   Phone: +81 3 5215 8451
   Email: yoshiro.yoneya@jprs.co.jp













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   Takahiro Nemoto
   Keio University
   Graduate School of Media Design
   4-1-1 Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku
   Yokohama, Kanagawa  223-8526
   Japan

   Phone: +81 45 564 2517
   Email: t.nemo10@kmd.keio.ac.jp










































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