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Old 30th June 2012, 09:28 AM
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Re: the new guy....

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Originally Posted by Drewbert View Post
I think Juicebox might be talking about Kannada, not Hindi?
Could be. I'm sure Juicebox will clarify what he meant.

Anyway I think we often see this with native speakers. They are IT literate and have a fairly good grasp of English (as many do in India). They and their friends type using English characters, so they conclude that IDNs in their language have no future (except possibly for the poor rural folk who they reckon don't have need of the Internet anyway).

@ Juicebox, even if you are 95% sure IDNs won't take off in your language, the smart move would still be to reg a few native IDNs just in case you are wrong (imagine if you had a 5% chance of winning the lottery - you'd go bananas buying lotto tickets!).

I mean why focus on Latins when they have already been mined to death anyway (something you'll soon discover)? I kind of made that mistake when I first started out. I missed a lot of good IDN opportunities while I slowly figured out I was doing it wrong.
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