Re: IDN problem.... :(

From: Christopher Fynn (cfynn@gmx.net)
Date: Fri Feb 11 2005 - 17:57:04 CST

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    Oliver Christ wrote:

    > We talk about google vs. goog1e, but I must admit that I would have a
    > hard time to distinguish two complex e.g. Hindi domain names (not
    > knowing Hindi) and tell whether it's the same "good guy" I visited last
    > week or the page I get the link from was hacked to point to a malicious
    > site. I probably couldn't type in the "good guy's" URL either, due to
    > lack of language knowledge.
    >
    > Cheers, Oli

    Look at Kannada (U+0C80ľU+0CFF) and Telugu (U+0C00ľU+0C7F) - if you avoid
    some of the vowels which are fairly different most of the letters are nearly
    the same - and few would be able to spot a difference if small UI fonts were
    being used.

    - chris



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