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Re: IDNs, do they work? (some scripts are less equal than others).

From: Najib Tounsi <ntounsi@emi.ac.ma>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 20:35:14 +0000
Message-ID: <46098002.2020207@emi.ac.ma>
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Cc: 'WWW International' <www-international@w3.org>, 'W3C Offices' <w3c-office-pr@w3.org>
Richard Ishida wrote:
> Hi Najib,
>
> Thanks for these.  You should take a look at the new test page and results I created today.
>
> http://www.w3.org/International/tests/test-idn-display-2
>
> http://www.w3.org/International/tests/results/results-rtl-idn-display
>
> Could you just check for me that the results are correct/complete for Safari?
>   
Hi Richard,

For Safari

1. Basic test : OK

2. RTL and LTR characters mixed
  - 2.1, 2.2 There *is* a display (Unicode) in the status bar (onMouseOver).
    On the other hand, there is no display in the address bar, nothing 
happens on click.
    (I don't know if this is the same for IE7, marked also "no display")

3. RTL characters mixed with numbers
  - 3.1 & 3.2 (Arabic/Hebrew script)
    Work fine: Unicode in status and address bar. (s/TBA/-/)
  - 3.3 & 3.4 (Arabic script with arabic-indic digits)
    Work fine also. (s/TBA/-/)

  - 3.5 - 3.8 (numbers at the end)
    Same behavior as 2.1 above. There *is* a display (Unicode) in the 
status bar, but cannot click the link.

However, note the strange display by Safari in these latter cases 3.5 - 3.8
The text link in the main window is wrong, but the status bar is OK (see 
pictures attached)

> Thanks,
> RI
>
> ============
> Richard Ishida
> Internationalization Lead
> W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)
>  
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> http://www.w3.org/International/
> http://people.w3.org/rishida/blog/
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>  
>  
>
>   
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Najib Tounsi [mailto:ntounsi@emi.ac.ma] 
>> Sent: 22 March 2007 23:50
>> To: Richard Ishida
>> Cc: 'WWW International'; 'W3C Offices'
>> Subject: Re: IDNs, do they work? (some scripts are less equal 
>> than others).
>>
>> Richard Ishida wrote:
>>     
>>> Najib,
>>>
>>> Your sample files seem to be corrupted. 
>>>       
>> They look fine for me (attached files downloaded from
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-international/2007JanM
>>     
> ar/0089.html)
>   
>>> Can you put them on a server somewhere?
>>>   
>>>       
>> Here they are
>>
>> http://196.200.140.8/Tests/IDNs/Issue1.html
>> http://196.200.140.8/Tests/IDNs/Issue2.html
>> http://196.200.140.8/Tests/IDNs/Issue3.html
>>
>> Hope they download fine (but for speed) and will be visible.
>>
>> Najib
>>
>>
>>     



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