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    Re: Get ready for non-Latin letter domain names

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Now is there a good way to approximate foreign language symbols? I mean, if I want to go to a russian website, is there a good way for me to get there if its in Cyrillic?
    I am not sure what you are asking.
    But you can use "google.ru", if you want.
    You can search for 'Debate Politics' if you wish and still find this site as #1.
    If you are wishing to find something specific in Cyrillic, it doesn't matter which search engine you use. Just type in the word or phrase you are looking for and you will be given mostly sites that are in Russian.

    e.g.: Search engine =
    Поисковая система
    A regular U.S. google search of Поисковая система, returns 7 out of 10 in Russian.
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    Re: Get ready for non-Latin letter domain names

    Quote Originally Posted by Coolguy View Post
    lol
    There is only one internet.
    Any other network that isn't connected is another net, and not the internet.
    You missed the point of the question.
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    Re: Get ready for non-Latin letter domain names

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    You missed the point of the question.
    lol
    If you think so, please elucidate.

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    Re: Get ready for non-Latin letter domain names

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Now is there a good way to approximate foreign language symbols? I mean, if I want to go to a russian website, is there a good way for me to get there if its in Cyrillic?
    Most people who speak a non-Latin alphabet language natively use keyboard layouts suited to their native language. Chances are, your word processor has Cyrillic, Greek, Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese and Japanese fonts with the appropriate character sets already-- and the means to type those characters, somewhat inefficiently, using Latinate keyboards.

    Every language I speak more than a smattering of uses the Latin alphabet, but I use a number of accent marks and other character-modifying punctuation. Those symbols are all accessible by holding down Alt and typing a four digit number on the numeric keypad, but it's been years since I've had all the symbols memorized-- I use AllChars, which types non-standard characters by tapping Ctrl followed by typing a logical two-keystroke combination.

    A similar program for any non-Latin character set would be more complicated, but it would still be a relatively trivial matter.

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    Re: Get ready for non-Latin letter domain names

    Quote Originally Posted by Coolguy View Post
    lol
    If you think so, please elucidate.
    Well, first of all, you CAN have more than internet; you just need to network a few networks. It need not be connected to what we call The Internet.

    In fact, one of the reasons for the recent ICANN changes was that US control OVER ICANN was prompting some countries to develop alternate internets. The changes were meant to discourage that.

    So, my question is . . . if the Internet will be babelized to the point where accessing websites will be made impractical and the thing will pretty much evolve into separate "sectors" anyway, then how is that preferable to the competing Internets?

    Keep in mind, that's a question to consider, not an assertion.
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    Re: Get ready for non-Latin letter domain names

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Most people who speak a non-Latin alphabet language natively use keyboard layouts suited to their native language. Chances are, your word processor has Cyrillic, Greek, Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese and Japanese fonts with the appropriate character sets already-- and the means to type those characters, somewhat inefficiently, using Latinate keyboards.

    Every language I speak more than a smattering of uses the Latin alphabet, but I use a number of accent marks and other character-modifying punctuation. Those symbols are all accessible by holding down Alt and typing a four digit number on the numeric keypad, but it's been years since I've had all the symbols memorized-- I use AllChars, which types non-standard characters by tapping Ctrl followed by typing a logical two-keystroke combination.

    A similar program for any non-Latin character set would be more complicated, but it would still be a relatively trivial matter.
    Alt 0167 is the only one I know.
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    Re: Get ready for non-Latin letter domain names

    I don't know about anybody else, but I think it would be pretty cool to have the following domain name:

    www.danarhea.º¿º
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    Re: Get ready for non-Latin letter domain names

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Why's it so important to have only one Internet?
    Good point, Ted Stevens....

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    Re: Get ready for non-Latin letter domain names

    It's for pages already in other languages. Were you reading those or something?

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    Re: Get ready for non-Latin letter domain names

    Quote Originally Posted by Coolguy View Post
    It doesn't open it up to more people. People are going to use it regardless.
    It just will make it a tad more user friendly for those who actually look at the domain name (of those who are familiar with the language being used), in the url before clicking on a link.
    Results are still going to return in the language I search in, regardless of url language.
    So there is really no useful effect, accept in that of the realm of Governmental control.
    Search is not the only means to find a website. There are many types of advertising companies and many people do type in the domains directly instead of going through a search engine. Not ot mention the plain readability of the domain within a message.

    Are you able to remember the domain if you saw a TV ad telling you to visit 简体中文版?



    Quote Originally Posted by Coolguy View Post
    I would use book marks for domains I frequented and those would be titled in English, unless it was a Chinese site (such as warez sites).
    But that isn't even the point.
    I can go to 'google.cn' and type in anything in english (like they can do in Chinese), and find what I am looking.
    If they want to access something written in english it is not going to matter either way, they will still need to interpret what they access. Just as if I wish to access something in Chinese (such as warez sites) it isn't going to matter either way.
    Why should a Chinese site written in Chinese for Chinese be forced to have an English domain?


    No. That isn't true. Go to 'google.cn' and try it out.


    Quote Originally Posted by Coolguy View Post
    Fear or reality?
    Dictatorship? roflao
    Yes, this shouldn't be agreed upon because it doesn't open it up more people, or actually provide better access. It would just make it easier for any Country to block whole languages as well as meddle where they shouldn't. e.g.: Such as a Country passing a law that all hosted within it's Country must have url's in it's native language.

    Sorry, but Latin needs to stay for purposes of standardization.
    It's already easy for any country to limit internet access. A "access package" similar to Cable TV is completely doable even now. Thus limiting what you can and cannot see.

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