Re: [africa] Unicode & IDNs

From: Christopher Fynn (
Date: Fri Nov 12 2004 - 00:16:01 CST

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    Peter Kirk wrote:

    > Not in the DNS server. The problem was that the browser was looking for
    > rather than http://www.əɛ.net/, in other
    > words exactly the same problem as Otto found with Netscape 6.2. The
    > clipboard contained, as both Unicode text
    > and basic plain text. There was obviously a problem in how Mozilla
    > copied this address to the clipboard.

    Thats odd because if I copy http://www.əɛ.net/ from Mozilla's
    navigation bar to the clipboard and paste it into MS Word or Windows
    Notepad it remains as http://www.əɛ.net/ and if I look in Windows XP
    Clipbook viewer it is also correct - so Mozilla, at least the version
    I'm using, seems to be copying to the clipboard OK.

    I *do* get problems if I paste or type this URL into the IE 6 navigation
    bar. The text of the URL displays OK in the navigation bar but, almost
    immediatly, Internet Explorer just comes up with "Cannot find server The
    page cannt be displayed. The page you are looking for is currently
    unavailable" etc. - mind you I don't have the Verisign add-in installed.

    [Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040616]
    [Internet Explorer Version 6.0.2900.2180.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158]
    [Win XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158:Service Pack 2]


    Subsequent to writing the above I've installed Mozilla 1.7.3 en-GB build
    and atill have no problem going to http://www.əɛ.net/ or copying the URL
    to the clipboard. Exactly the same results as with v1.7.
    [Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040910]

    Also no problems with Firefox 1.0
    [Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5)
    Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0]

    - Chris

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