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Thursday, May 6, 2010

First non-Roman URLs Today

As had previously been announced some time back, URLs in non-Roman alphabets are now feasible. Here's an article on the subject; and the Egyptian Ministry of Communications is available at its old address of http://www.mcit.gov.eg/ or its new one ofوزارة-الأتصالات.مصر which takes you to the Arabic website. The address that shows up in your browser address bar may not look like Arabic, depending on your settings.

The first three country codes available were Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the Emirates. No big surprises there.

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