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RE: For review: An Introduction to Multilingual Web Addresses

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 18:39:16 +0100
To: <Michael.Monaghan@Sun.COM>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <009101c77096$d8732aa0$6401a8c0@rishida>

> From: Michael.Monaghan@Sun.COM [mailto:Michael.Monaghan@Sun.COM] 
> Sent: 26 March 2007 22:49
> wrt http://www.w3.org/International/tests/test-idn-display-1:
> 
> Near the top it says:
> 
> "Run each test twice. First with only en or en-US listed in 
> the browser language preferences, and secondly with the 
> following additional languages in the preferences: 
> Russian, Japanese, German, Greek, Hindi, Armenian, Thai and 
> 'am' (user defined code for Amharic)...."
> 
> This part only applies to IE - right? If so, then maybe that 
> should be called out.


Well, the test should verify that there are no such effects in other browsers too.

 
> Also, did you see Najib's email of March 7? - He made the 
> point that even for some 'supported' TLDs, Firefox displays 
> Arabic & Hebrew domain names in punycode.
> Yet, if you mix some Latin characters with the Arabic [and 
> possibly Hebrew] domain names, they render fine... peculiar.
> 
> Anyway, it would be useful to include some Arabic/Hebrew IDNs 
> in the list of examples.



Yes, I've just been waiting for time to do something about those tests.  I just created a new test page and results page for it.  I kept them separate since they are not quite the same type of test.

http://www.w3.org/International/tests/test-idn-display-2

http://www.w3.org/International/tests/results/results-rtl-idn-display

Note btw, that the Devanagari example in the initial set of tests exhibits the same weird behaviour in Firefox.


RI 
Received on Tuesday, 27 March 2007 17:38:56 GMT

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