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RE: Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) in progress

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 15:24:11 +0900
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To: "Jonathan Rosenne" <rosennej@qsm.co.il>, "'WWW International'" <www-international@w3.org>, <public-i18n-core@w3.org>, "'W3C Offices'" <w3c-office-pr@w3.org>

At 02:36 07/10/26, Jonathan Rosenne wrote:
>> From: www-international-request@w3.org [mailto:www-international-
>> request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Richard Ishida
>> Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2007 6:53 PM

>> I'm not so sure of that.  I just purchased the rishida.net domain
>> because I was sick and tired of trying to get people to type in
>> http://people.w3.org/rishida/photos/ correctly over the phone - much
>> less remember it when they get back to their computer.
>> rishida.net/photos/ on the other hand is a cynch.
>> I'm constantly spelling out or writing out the URI of my home page for
>> other people, and I'm glad I don't have to do it in some other
>> language, never mind a different script like Greek or Cyrillic.
>> RI
>This is exactly the point, although with a different conclusion. I often 
>read over the phone English URLs (I don't buy the neutral Latin script in 
>this context) to people for whom English is not their language and who do 
>not know it well, causing lots of problems. When we get internationalized 
>URLs I would be reading them words in their own language.

Hello Jony,

I agree with you, but I think that Richard also agrees with you.
I think he wanted to say "I'm glad that I can use the Latin script,
so I understand others want to use their own script." Richard, if
that wasn't the case, please tell us.

Regards,    Martin.

#-#-#  Martin J. Du"rst, Assoc. Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
#-#-#  http://www.sw.it.aoyama.ac.jp       mailto:duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp     
Received on Friday, 26 October 2007 08:41:26 UTC

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