Mozilla Ready to Navigate to Internationalised Domain Names
Monday March 8th, 2004
A week ago, the German registry for .de names started accepting applications for internationalised domain names (IDNs), which can feature characters such as umlauted letters. Germany's DENIC follows in the footsteps of registries such as the Japan Registry Service, which has been operating IDNs since last July.
chofmann writes: "Recent Mozilla milestone releases have the support needed to support these domain names thanks to the efforts of Katsuhiko 'Kat' Momoi and others that worked towards getting this support integrated in advance of the rollout."
Meanwhile, Marcel van Beurden pointed us towards DENIC's page of browsers that support IDNs, noting that the first half of the list is made up entirely of Mozilla-based programs. Microsoft Internet Explorer requires a third-party add-on such as VeriSign's i-Nav to understand IDNs.
Silly questions, IMO.
"do you have the 26 english letters on your keyboard?"
Yes, of course. Swedish only differs from English with three letters; Å (A with ring/dot), Ä (A with dots) and Ö (O with dots). The Chinese keyboard layouts have Western characters as a secondary function, IIRC.
"Do you have the extra characters mentioned above on your keyboard?"
Uhmm. You mean the ones I listed above for Swedish or ones supported by IDNs? Yes, of course I have the three additional letters too, as I have a Finnish/Swedish keyboard layout (FYI: the Finnish and Swedish keyboard layouts are the same).