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RE: IDN problem.... :(

From: Krall, Gary <gkrall@verisign.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 17:38:50 -0800
Message-ID: <66F7005C4F04C14B89DE467C76D2445053D5CA@MOU1WNEXMB01.vcorp.ad.vrsn.com>
To: "'Frank Yung-Fong Tang'" <ytang0648@aol.com>, aphillips@webmethods.com, Mark Davis <mark.davis@jtcsv.com>, Unicode Mailing List <unicode@unicode.org>, www-international@w3.org

All:

Paul Hoffman's recent blog post might be worth reading:

http://LookIt.proper.com/archives/000302.html#000302

Gary.

-----Original Message-----
From: www-international-request@w3.org
[mailto:www-international-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Frank Yung-Fong
Tang
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2005 3:02 PM
To: aphillips@webmethods.com; Mark Davis; Unicode Mailing List;
www-international@w3.org
Subject: RE: IDN problem.... :(



If you change the font to display the "text" part to "Courier New" (try 
to copy that into your note pad and change the font to Courier), I don't 
think anyone will suspect this is not from www.ebay.com

http://oss.software.ibm.com/cgi-bin/icu/idnademo?t=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.%D0%B5%D
0%B0%D0%AC%D1%83.com

Coloring text could only mean 'fancy text' to our mom and dad internet 
users. only experts like us may suspect it is from somewhereelse....

Addison Phillips [wM] wrote on 2/14/2005, 5:23 PM:

 > And sometimes color won't fix anything at all.
 >
 > For an example, I submit:
 >
 >   U+5300 U+52FB
 >
 >    http://oss.software.ibm.com/cgi-bin/icu/idnademo?t=%E5%8C%80%E5%8B%BB
 >
 > Gee, these look nearly identical, especially when they are not next to
 > one another and are in the same "script" (Han ideographs, one is
 > simplified and the other traditional).
 >
 > Addison
 >
 > Addison P. Phillips
 > Director, Globalization Architecture
 > http://www.webMethods.com
 >
 > Chair, W3C Internationalization Core Working Group
 > http://www.w3.org/International
 >
 > Internationalization is an architecture.
 > It is not a feature.
 >
 > > -----Original Message-----
 > > From: www-international-request@w3.org
 > > [mailto:www-international-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Frank
 > Yung-Fong Tang
 > > Sent: 2005年2月14日 14:11
 > > To: Mark E. Shoulson
 > > Cc: www-international@w3.org
 > > Subject: Re: IDN problem.... :(
 > >
 > >
 > >
 > > if you display an uri in different color (or part of them in different
 > > color), my mom or dad may just think it is a newest fancy way to show
 > > url from web site, after they can show a differnet site specific icon
 > > next to the URL bar.  People not aware of the spoofing will never think
 > > that means a different URL, they will only think that is a fancy way to
 > > represent the SAME url the spoofer try to spoof.
 > >
 > > Only people aware of such spoofing, such as you and me, will even pay
 > > attention to such 'style text' solution. So I think this is the best
 > way
 > > to fool ourself as we have an solution, instead of trying find a
 > real one.
 > >
 > > Mark E. Shoulson wrote on 2/13/2005, 2:39 AM:
 > >
 > >  > The different-colors-for-different-blocks plan seems like a good
 > start.
 > >
 >
Received on Tuesday, 15 February 2005 01:39:25 GMT

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