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IDNA2008 RFCs are ready

The RFCs with numbers 5890-5894 where just released. The one that I worked most with was RFC 5892, and the announcement was like this:

From: rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org
Date: Wed,  4 Aug 2010 08:37:42 -0700 (PDT)
To: ietf-announce@ietf.org, rfc-dist@rfc-editor.org
Cc: idna-update@alvestrand.no, rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org
Subject: RFC 5892 on The Unicode Code Points and Internationalized Domain Names for Applications (IDNA)

A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

       RFC 5892

       Title:      The Unicode Code Points and
                   Internationalized Domain Names for
                   Applications (IDNA)
       Author:     P. Faltstrom, Ed.
       Status:     Standards Track
       Stream:     IETF
       Date:       August 2010
       Mailbox:    paf@cisco.com
       Pages:      70
       Characters: 187370
       Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None
       I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-idnabis-tables-09.txt
       URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5892.txt

This document specifies rules for deciding whether a code point,
considered in isolation or in context, is a candidate for inclusion
in an Internationalized Domain Name (IDN).  

It is part of the specification of Internationalizing Domain Names in
Applications 2008 (IDNA2008).  [STANDARDS TRACK]

This document is a product of the Internationalized Domain Names in Applications (Revised) Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the Internet
Official Protocol Standards (STD 1) for the standardization state and
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