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Blend of puny +‎ Unicode

Proper noun[edit]


  1. (computing) A mapping from Unicode to the simpler ASCII character set, intended for the representation of international domain names where Unicode is not available.
    • 2006, Jukka Korpela, Unicode Explained, O'Reilly Media, Inc. (→ISBN), page 322:
      Punycode is an encoding, or an escape scheme (depending on how you look at it), for a specific purpose: implementing Internationalized Domain Names (IDN).

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