Internet addresses are mostly written in the Roman alphabet, even though 150 scripts have been usable since 2009. Internet manager Icann plans to make 28 of the most commonly used scripts more widely accepted by websites. Photo: Shutterstock
Internet addresses are mostly written in the Roman alphabet, even though 150 scripts have been usable since 2009. Internet manager Icann plans to make 28 of the most commonly used scripts more widely accepted by websites. Photo: Shutterstock
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Why Chinese web addresses often use a string of numbers - non-Roman writing systems are still not widely accepted on the internet

  • The Roman alphabet dominates the internet, especially web and email addresses, even though 150 scripts have been usable for addresses since 2009
  • Most websites still won’t load non-Roman scripts and many people don’t think of using them. The company that runs the web plans to widen the use of popular ones

Topic |   Internet
Internet addresses are mostly written in the Roman alphabet, even though 150 scripts have been usable since 2009. Internet manager Icann plans to make 28 of the most commonly used scripts more widely accepted by websites. Photo: Shutterstock
Internet addresses are mostly written in the Roman alphabet, even though 150 scripts have been usable since 2009. Internet manager Icann plans to make 28 of the most commonly used scripts more widely accepted by websites. Photo: Shutterstock
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