language question re: IDNs
debbie at ictmarketing.co.uk
Wed Oct 7 15:16:43 CEST 2009
It would seem that the term homoglyph also covers what we call problematic
combination characters; for example cl and rn look similar to d and m.
Consider www.barclays.co.uk and www.bardays.co.uk
A homograph is two or more words that visually appear the same but may have
different meanings or origins. In this context the origin is the script.
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> So a homoglyph is a letter that looks like another letter,
> but a homograph in this context is a spelling that looks like
> another spelling, on foot of homoglyphy.
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