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Re: Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) in progress

From: Najib Tounsi <ntounsi@emi.ac.ma>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:20:05 +0000
Message-ID: <472678B5.20200@emi.ac.ma>
To: Daniel Dardailler <danield@w3.org>
CC: Jonathan Rosenne <rosennej@qsm.co.il>, 'WWW International' <www-international@w3.org>, 'W3C Offices' <w3c-office-pr@w3.org>, public-i18n-core@w3.org
Daniel Dardailler wrote:
> > The Latin letters are mostly similar to Greek letters, so a Greek
> > can somehow manage them, but a person that only knows Arabic or
> > Chinese or Hebrew cannot even recognize them.
>  No typing of any latin letter in my previous example, consider that
>  NAME is in Arabic, instead of Greek - if there is browser completion,
>  it should work.

Yes it works, although it depends on browser.
for example, with Safari
 خلال  is completed to http://www.خلال.com/  (lead to a site with 
sponsored listings...)
خلال.org is completed to http://خلال.org/ (Can't find the server)

All depends on what do you mean by "work".

Completion doesn't necessarily  mean the IRI is still "readable".
Completion doesn't always lead you to the desired site. Many 
possibilities of spoofing here. An issue here?

> > Completion does not solve this issue.
>  It solves the issue that one can type in just NAME in a local way and
>  get to NAME.com and read stuff in NAME script.
>  Of course it doesn't solve the issue of wanting a complete URL in a
>  non latin script, but who said completion would ?
>  I was just showing a useful case for second level IDNs and therefore
>  that it is not irrelevant to look at its penetration.
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