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jacksonm
18th October 2007, 11:10 AM
A few years old, but still an excellent article. Purportedly from the inventor of IDN himself.


http://www.proper.com/lookit/archives/000302.html


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domainguru
18th October 2007, 11:22 AM
Yep. Very logical and workable solution. He gets one thing wrong though when discussing which browser would show the most support for IDNs:

"Thus, my greatest hope is for Mozilla, who has consistently shown a great concern for getting internationalization right."

Oops!!

btw, that site is Paul Hoffman's blog site. He is indeed who he says he is.

jacksonm
18th October 2007, 11:33 AM
Yep. Very logical and workable solution. He gets one thing wrong though when discussing which browser would show the most support for IDNs:

"Thus, my greatest hope is for Mozilla, who has consistently shown a great concern for getting internationalization right."

Oops!!

btw, that site is Paul Hoffman's blog site. He is indeed who he says he is.


Also some discussion in this thread... Not a lot seems to have happened since then.


http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/gerv/archives/007556.html

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domainguru
18th October 2007, 11:42 AM
Mozilla have only been able to get away with their "policy" for so long because of the general view that IDNs don't exist yet, so IDN policies really don't matter a hoot.

Hopefully with the publicity about IDNs building all the time, some kind of intelligent resolution must happen and people will start seeing IDN.com in their firefox browser. or perhaps I live in la la land ....

jacksonm
18th October 2007, 11:47 AM
Mozilla have only been able to get away with their "policy" for so long because of the general view that IDNs don't exist yet, so IDN policies really don't matter a hoot.

Hopefully with the publicity about IDNs building all the time, some kind of intelligent resolution must happen and people will start seeing IDN.com in their firefox browser. or perhaps I live in la la land ....


Or perhaps they just consider that the Anglo market is big enough for them.

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Rubber Duck
18th October 2007, 12:48 PM
Or perhaps they just consider that the Anglo market is big enough for them.

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That is Dead Meat Policy. Even Microsoft seem to have abandoned that strategy!