Introduction to libidn2

libidn2 is a package designed for internationalized string handling based on standards from the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)'s IDN working group, designed for internationalized domain names.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS 12.1 platform.

Package Information

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  • Download MD5 sum: de2818c7dea718a4f264f463f595596b

  • Download size: 2.1 MB

  • Estimated disk space required: 21 MB (add 3 MB for tests)

  • Estimated build time: 0.1 SBU (add 0.6 SBU for tests)

libidn2 Dependencies



git-2.44.0 and GTK-Doc-1.33.2

Installation of libidn2

Install libidn2 by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.

--enable-gtk-doc: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild and install the API documentation.


Installed Program: idn2
Installed Library:
Installed Directory: /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/libidn2

Short Descriptions


is a command line interface to the internationalized domain library

contains a generic Stringprep implementation used for internationalized string handling