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Internet Reads From a New Script

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Posted on Oct 31, 2009
cnet.co.uk

The Internet—born in the USA—has relied on Latin script for domain names. That’s about to change.

In what is being described as the biggest change to how the Internet works in 40 years, the ICANN Internet oversight organization has finally approved plans to allow Web addresses to include non-Latin letters, such as Arabic and Chinese, instead of just www.whatever.com.

The BBC:

The internet regulator has approved plans to allow non-Latin-script web addresses, in a move that is set to transform the online world.
The board of Icann voted at its annual meeting in Seoul to allow domain names in Arabic, Chinese and other scripts.
More than half of the 1.6 billion people who use the internet speak languages with non-Latin scripts.
It is being described as the biggest change to the way the internet works since it was created 40 years ago.

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By RootJensen, November 1, 2009 at 10:03 am Link to this comment

haha hopefully yes, and maybe then English will be
allowed to be English, read and written correctly smile

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By MarthaA, November 1, 2009 at 5:39 am Link to this comment

Does this mean the United States will lose control of the internet?

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