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Is there even such a thing as a foreign language keyboard? If not, how do Chinese people use the Internet when Wickapedia say's this: "The number of Chinese characters contained in the Kangxi dictionary is approximately 47,035, although a large number of these are rarely-used variants accumulated throughout history. In China, literacy for the working citizen is defined as knowledge of 2,000 characters"
How big is that keyboard anyway (unless I am missing something)? Please excuse my lack of knowledge on IDN.
[edited by: trader at 9:54 pm (utc) on Sep. 25, 2006]
p.s theyre are foreign keyboards :)
i mean just imagine if all url's would be in russian characters...i guess thats pretty much what they feel
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Is there even such a thing as a foreign language keyboard?
In regards to Chinese, each ideograph is actually a collection of a limited subset of strokes. A very rough analogy would be the way an English word is composed of letters of the alphabet, and Chinese ideographs are typed similarly to the way English speakers type words in English. (This is a very rough analogy only used for illustrative purposes- Chinese typists will probably cringe at my description. :) )
Here's a picture I found of a Chinese keyboard, with measurements:
You can find others using Google's image seach.
[edited by: LifeinAsia at 10:12 pm (utc) on Sep. 25, 2006]
since the vast majority of world wide users use ie the launch of ie7 with the auto update will increase idn visibility tremendously and the natives will become familiarized with idn domains
i am concerned with 1 aspect of idn domains only.
now it is i.e nativeCharacters.ExtensionInEnglish but if i understand correctly the extensions will be "mapped" to make it 100% native language domain which imo should be huge success...
just imagine if we would only be able to go to japanese language url's.
Thoughts,Comments and opinions appriciated.