Browser IDN display policy: opinions sought

"Martin J. Dürst" duerst at
Wed Dec 14 12:06:25 CET 2011

On 2011/12/12 20:16, Gervase Markham wrote:
> On 09/12/11 17:26, Michel Suignard wrote:

>> Putting the user in charge through
>> 'accepted' languages seemed to me  much better alternative.
> If they even realise that they have been put in charge in that way. I
> suspect very few users would jump from "this domain name looks funny" to
> "my language settings are wrong".
>> It has
>> the unfortunate side effect of isolating English speaking folks from
>> IDN benefit

So it was essentially a script-based solution, but with English as a 
separate case, as I suspected in my earlier mail? Or something else?

> but that can be worked out by educating users.
> Has Microsoft, to your knowledge, taken any steps to do such education?

Yes, they have. As I explained in another mail, when punycode is 
displayed, you get a message, which leads (among else) to some help pages.

Regards,    Martin.

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