Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs) - Consultation
: Nate Walker
Received: 18 October 2007


I would like to ask, regarding Internationalised Domain Names, the following questions:

1. Do web browsers, as far back as those used in windows 98, support IDN?

2. How are we supposed to type in these characters? Will we all be supplied with keyboards containing the entire Unicode alphabet?

3. Will people overseas be able to enter these characters? Will they be supplied with these keyboards as well?

4. The 1996 Census asked the question "In which language(s) could you have a conversation about a lot of everyday things?" Just over 26 percent of Maori said they could have such a conversation in Maori. If the Maori people cannot speak their own language, how is everyone else supposed to be able to?

Also, in sending this email, my email client refused to send the a with the - above it. How would this be dealt with as well?

Yours Sincerely,

Nate Walker