[cabfpub] Appendix D of EV Guidelines - Use of non-Latin Characters in O field

Ben Wilson ben at digicert.com
Fri Mar 22 15:42:44 UTC 2013

Thanks.  That is what I thought.  It just illustrates that there are always things in the EV Guidelines that we can make more clear, such as improving Section 9.2 on certificate contents, etc.

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Subject: Re: [cabfpub] Appendix D of EV Guidelines - Use of non-Latin Characters in O field

On 22/03/13 14:39, Ben Wilson wrote:
> I’ve received a question about why Latin characters are required in 
> the O field.  Does anyone recall what our discussions were on this?
> Appendix D of the EV Guidelines currently reads: 
> (1)          Non-Latin Organization Name
> Where an EV Applicant’s organization name is not registered with a 
> QGIS in Latin characters and the Applicant’s foreign character 
> organization name and registration have been verified with a QGIS in 
> accordance with these Guidelines, a CA MAY include a Latin character 
> organization name in the EV Certificate.  In such a case, the CA MUST 
> follow the procedures laid down in this section.
> It implies that other character sets are prohibited, but it doesn’t 
> expressly.  It says that you MAY convert to Latin characters.

What makes you think it implies that? It seems to me that the idea is that you normally put in either the non-Latin characters, or both, but if it turns out that the QGIS doesn't contain a Latin transliteration, then you have to follow the process in this section to make sure the Latin transliteration is accurate and appropriate.

I'm pretty sure we wouldn't have decided to prohibit non-Latin character sets in the O field...

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