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IDN Variant Issues Project: Arabic Case Study Team Issues Report

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Open Date: 7 October 2011
Close Date: 14 November 2011 Public Comment Announcement To Submit Your Comments (Forum Closed)
Time (UTC): 23:59 View Comments Submitted Report of Public Comments
Originating Organization: ICANN
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Document posted for public comment: Arabic Case Study Team Report [PDF, 1.06 MB]

ICANN has conducted six case studies of individual scripts to investigate any issues that need to be resolved to facilitate a good user experience for IDN variant TLDs. Public comment on the Arabic case study team report will inform the formulation of the combined issues report.

Current Status: Individual case studies for the Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Devanagari, Greek, and Latin scripts have been undertaken. Each study, carried out by a volunteer community study team with help from ICANN staff, concentrates on specific issues that are relevant to the individual scripts.
Next Steps: ICANN will complete a consolidated issues report that will summarize and synthesize the issues identified by the case study teams. It is expected that the results of the case studies will play a crucial role in the identification of solutions towards the delegation of IDN variant TLDs. The group's work in preparation of this consolidated report is scheduled to start in October at the ICANN public meeting in Dakar, Senegal.
Staff Contact: Baher Esmat Email: baher.esmat@icann.org