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Old 7th April 2016, 01:44 AM
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Urdu, Farsi, and other arabic script languages question

Ok, another technical question on Arabic script dot com , coming in the next few quarters after this Japanese disaster passes through general availability.

I was looking at :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_script


Since the .كوم (xn--fhbei) was announced, did Verisign or Icann ever list that this gtld was going to be used for languages other than Arabic itself ?

I know that ascii / idn is now going to be used with all 11 new IDN dot com/net gtlds.

It is just that I never saw materials from ICANN or Verisign that have ever mentioned Urdu, Farsi or Arabic script languages in a general sense.

I went throught the pdf's that I have, searched here, and went through through a few of the wikis and didn't see anything.


I play darts...at a pub, and paired up last night for 701/1001 with a few Pakistanis and Iranians who teach at a nearby university in engineering.

( and to the Pommies...yes I know who Phil Taylor is, so that I can prove that I am not a Yank darts wanker....(grin) and can be good at 20 double 19 with 3 beers....then unfortunately double 4's, 2's, and 1's by beer #5 or Macallans shot #4.

They had no idea of IDN's coming for Urdu or Farsi. No shock there.

They think a lot of mobile web sites with Urdu or Farsi are being developed,
and that IDN marketing in the next few years would be welcome.
Especially for finance and local ecommerce.

Anyway.

They understood .كوم (xn--fhbei) as dot com straight ahead.

So they want to dabble.

Urdu and Farsi are going to need hyphens just like Arabic for 2 words and above.

I passed on diacritics, and specific characters specific to each language additionally.

2ndly:

Has anyone gone more than a dozen deep on Urdu or Farsi here ?

thanks.

Steve

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