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The Internet is learning to work with Web addresses in Chinese and Arabic

Thursday, November 12, 2009 By: Gabriel
Category: News

Each revolution in itself meant a new change of workflow. Currently, the Internet is learning to work with the imminent introduction of non-Latin characters for Internet domain names. Lesley Cowley, CEO of Nominet, the national registry for domain names. Uk, said that 1.6 billion people use the Internet and other 5 billion are not yet online. “Many of them speak languages that are not based on the Latin alphabet,” said Cowley. “Opening the web to include Asian characters, Arab and other non-Latin, will give everyone a better access to the Web, making the Internet more inclusive. Most interesting is the fact that the Internet will soon bear the addresses of websites with non-Latin characters such as Arabic and Chinese, with approval last week by the Board of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) has a new fast-track process internationalized domain names. ICANN Chairman Peter Thrush said the fast-track process is the first step in using all 100,000 characters of world languages for domain names.

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