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BBC News – ‘Historic’ day as first non-Latin web addresses go live

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Website for the Egyptian Ministry of Communications Egypt‘s Ministry of Communications is amongst the first live web addresses.

Arab nations are leading a “historic” charge to make the world wide web live up to its name.

Net regulator Icann has switched on a system that allows full web addresses that contain no Latin characters.

Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are the first countries to have so-called “country codes” written in Arabic scripts.

The move is the first step to allow web addresses in many scripts including Chinese, Thai and Tamil.

via BBC News – ‘Historic’ day as first non-Latin web addresses go live.

Strange Random Internet Quote:

Describing the Internet as the Network of Networks is like calling the Space Shuttle a thing that flies.  – John Lester

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