Urdu domain names

Sarmad Hussain, Nadir Durrani

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Abstract

With of international standards, including Unicode, CLDR, HTML, etc., it is now becoming increasingly possible to develop and deploy online content in local languages across the globe. However, a user is still required to write the domain name in Latin script to access this information on the internet, which still a barrier for non-Latin script based language speakers. This paper overviews the emerging Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) standards being proposed by Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The paper also discusses challenges for implementing IDN for Urdu and a possible solution which has been implemented and is currently deployed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th IEEE International Multitopic Conference 2006, INMIC
Pages299-304
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event10th IEEE International Multitopic Conference 2006, INMIC - Islamabad, Pakistan
Duration: 23 Dec 200624 Dec 2006

Publication series

Name10th IEEE International Multitopic Conference 2006, INMIC

Conference

Conference10th IEEE International Multitopic Conference 2006, INMIC
CountryPakistan
CityIslamabad
Period23/12/0624/12/06

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Keywords

  • IDN
  • Urdu
  • Urdu ccTLD
  • Urdu gTLD
  • Urdu normalization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Hussain, S., & Durrani, N. (2006). Urdu domain names. In 10th IEEE International Multitopic Conference 2006, INMIC (pp. 299-304). [4196424] (10th IEEE International Multitopic Conference 2006, INMIC). https://doi.org/10.1109/INMIC.2006.358181