ITU, UNESCO, and ICANN Collaborate for Multilingual Web

Nov 16, 2007


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The International Telecommunication Union, UNESCO, and ICANN intend to collaborate on global efforts to forge universal standards towards building a multilingual cyberspace. Following the evaluation of Internationalized Domain Names by ICANN, internet users around the globe can now access wiki pages with the domain name "example.test" in the 11 test languages--Arabic, Persian, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Russian, Hindi, Greek, Korean, Yiddish, Japanese and Tamil. The wikis are meant to allow internet users to establish their own sub pages with their own names in their own language.

(www.itu.int, www.unesco.org, www.icann.org)