Version 2.0.5 of rxwhois.cmd now also works as WindowsNT ooRexx script, just rename it to rxwhois.rex. I've adopted additional local character sets from utf-8.cmd including codepage 923 (ISO 8859-15, Latin 9) and 878 (KOI8-R), but I've only tested 858 (pc-multilingual-850+euro) and 1252 (windows-1252).
As always some whois-servers for ccTLDs had to be updated, for details see the source. After a system crash of my OS/2 box in June I was unable to check anything beyond the whois servers already known by rxwhois.cmd, whois.iana.org, and whois-servers.net. Just for fun I've added the eleven IDN TLDs for the test beginning in September 2007:
- Chinese, simplified
- Chinese, traditional
Known issue: rxwhois.cmd expects UTF-8 as charset of whois servers, but whois.iana.org uses Latin-1 for at least one TLD ht (Haiti) entry. The IANA folks told me that they'll intend to use ASCII data for the eleven IDN test TLDs.