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1.3 Library Overview

The following illustration show the components that make up Libidn, and how your application relates to the library. In the illustration, various components are shown as boxes. You see the generic StringPrep component, the various StringPrep profiles including Nameprep, the Punycode component, the IDNA component, and the TLD component. The arrows indicate aggregation, e.g., IDNA uses Punycode and Nameprep, and in turn Nameprep uses the generic StringPrep interface. The interfaces to all components are available for applications, no component within the library is hidden from the application.