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From: Suzanne Topping <stopping@rochester.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 12:50:59 -0500
Message-ID: <02a301bf6438$14bf70e0$40c25f18@rochester.rr.com>
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----- Original Message -----
From: Pillai, Girish <Girish_Pillai@bmc.com>
> Are Unicode or Multibyte characters allowed in URLs? Specifically can I
> something like:-
> htp://<Japanese-kanji>.<Japanese-kanji>.com/<japanese-kanji>.html

Yes and no.

You might want to take a look at the following sites for information on
non-ASCII character handling which I am familiar with, however, there may be
other sources as well.

Resource Identifiers (IURI), Internet Draft,
http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-masinter-url-i18n-04.txt, work in
progress, June 1999.

HTML 4.0 (http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/), Appendix B.2.1
(http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/appendix/notes.html#h-B.2.1) : Non-ASCII
characters in URI attribute values.

For examples of sites that use Japanese characters in URLs, take a look at:


http://www.barrier-free.co.jp/ (After the red URL on this site (not a link)
you will see a
URL containing Japanese characters that will take you to a Japanese
ministry's webpage.

(Thanks to Tony Laszlo for the Japanese sites.)

Suzanne Topping
Localization Unlimited
(Globalization Process Improvement Consulting and Training)
28 Ericsson Street
Rochester, New York, 14610-1705
Phone: 716-473-0791
Fax: 716-231-2013
Email: stopping@rochester.rr.com

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