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Thane_Bitter
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CIRA goes en Français

The controllers of the .CA domain have now included special accent characters as part of a website address.

é, ë, ê, è, â, à, æ, ô, œ, ù, û, ü, ç, î, ï, ÿ.

»www.cira.ca/news/news-releases/ca-french/


ekster
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That was a bad move. The people are going to get annoyed with this if someone actually uses that in a name, and the scammers are going to love it if they don't register all the variants for the site.

cog_biz_user
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Re: CIRA goes en Français

I can't say I approve of this either. URLs are supposed to be alphanumeric because it's easy. I can't type a æ on my keyboard, so any site that uses one isn't getting my traffic. (Or maybe that's the idea, let people register these domains and sit back and play dumb when it doesn't do the registrants any good.)


urbanriot
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... I'm sure the expectation is that you can't type those letters and the people that have web sites that are inaccessible to English speakers are probably fully aware of that.

HoboJ

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Cornwall, ON
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reply to Thane_Bitter

Re: CIRA goes en Français

I imagine few if any websites using accent characters will get any traffic. They will be relegated to spammers and domain squatters methinks.


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UTF-8 domains have been valid for awhile now, and are up to the controller to implement.

I approve this, but wouldn't use them, knowing people would have issues if it was an English Site.

Now if it was a French only site, there's no point not using it.
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Thane_Bitter
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According the the CIRA any webname will include the multi variations of accents so it should not be an issue. Got to wonder if the Language police will now expect and enforce total french in web site names.


ekster
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They said it's included, but they're not obligated to do it... considering some government websites were competent enough to let the domain registration expire a couple of times... I don't know if I could trust them to do this properly. :\


Thane_Bitter
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Re: CIRA goes en Français

Now why would anyone do that?
Société_pour_l'extermination_de_tous_ceux_qui_ne_parlent_pas_le_français.ca

I can completely envision the PQ Party will make the most of it to purge any remaining english in government sites.


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Re: CIRA goes en Français

said by Thane_Bitter:

According the the CIRA any webname will include the multi variations of accents so it should not be an issue. Got to wonder if the Language police will now expect and enforce total french in web site names.

If you don't use the accents properly in the address bar, the language cops come after you!
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EUS
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reply to Thane_Bitter
Bad idea, people cannot spell properly as it is.

booj

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Richmond, ON
said by EUS:

Bad idea, people cannot spell properly as it is.

Quebec will now be able to spell its name properly in URLs... not exactly a tragedy when it comes to spelling.