RFC 8369

Internationalizing IPv6 Using 128-Bit Unicode, April 1 2018

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H. Kaplan

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DOI:  https://doi.org/10.17487/RFC8369

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It is clear that Unicode will eventually exhaust its supply of code points, and more will be needed. Assuming ISO and the Unicode Consortium follow the practices of the IETF, the next Unicode code point size will be 128 bits. This document describes how this future 128-bit Unicode can be leveraged to improve IPv6 adoption and finally bring internationalization support to IPv6.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.

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