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From: Michael Everson (everson@evertype.com)
Date: Fri Nov 22 2002 - 15:24:00 EST

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    Can there possibly be any truth in any of this?

    >The following is an article in the Danish paper Information:
    >
    >http://www.information.dk/Indgang/VisArtikel.dna?pArtNo=136309
    >
    >Do you know anything about this. It is supposedly the company Walid
    >(http://www.walid.com/) that has patented the transformation of non-a-z for
    >use in URLs.
    >
    >An article in CumputerWorld (admittedly a year and a half old) -
    >http://www.computerworld.com/managementtopics/ebusiness/story/0,10801,59043,00.html
    >- has some references, among other things to the text of the patent.
    >
    >The Danish site Softwarepatenter.dk has it also:
    >http://www.softwarepatenter.dk/walid.html. It is quite new there. Is
    >this
    >whole thing just "hoax"?

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    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  * http://www.evertype.com
    


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