[discuss] Options for root zone
sm+1net at elandsys.com
Sun Jan 19 14:11:42 UTC 2014
At 19:23 18-01-2014, Louis Pouzin (well) wrote:
>Very possible. There are thousands of fonts, and
>one can always pick one that creates confusion.
>The arial font I use, a very common one, might
>be confusing with small printing, where 6r looks
>a bit like áã, but not with br. Neither
>brazilians nor bulgarians would confuse áã with
>br. They can distinguish a bee from a wasp. Like
>beauty, similariity is in the eyes of the beholder.
>It is normal for users to view ccTLD's from
>their national context, regardless of the local
>scripts they use. As ICANN was unable to change
>its US-ASCII centric fixation the design was botched.
There is a few reports relating to IDNs, e.g.
The question of visual similarity is
subjective. There is also, as mentioned above,
the national context where users may be familiar
with a script to make the distinction which, for
example, I would not be able to make. This is
the type of problem which turns into a political issue.
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