Friday, 9 July 2010

China idn ccTLDs

China's new idn ccTLDs 中国 and 中國 are now live. These ccTLDs are in addition to the ascii cn ccTLD. Here some examples of the now fully internationalised Domain Names.
  1. Beijing/Peking University http://北京大学.中国/
  2. Beijing/Peking University http://北京大學.中国/
  3. Beijing/Peking University http://北京大学.中國/
  4. Beijing/Peking University http://北京大學.中國/
  5. Loughborough University http://拉夫堡大学.中国/
  6. Loughborough University http://拉夫堡大學.中国/
  7. Loughborough University http://拉夫堡大学.中國/
  8. Loughborough University http://拉夫堡大學.中國/
  9. Nanchang University http://南昌大学.中国/
  10. Nanchang University http://南昌大學.中国/
  11. Nanchang University http://南昌大学.中國/
  12. Nanchang University http://南昌大學.中國/
These addresses are combinations of Simplified and Traditional Chinese. Each label of these Domain Names is either Simplified or Traditional Chinese. For each of these Universities I have used the following order of combinations:-
  1. Simplified Chinese dot Simplified Chinese
  2. Traditional Chinese dot Simplified Chinese
  3. Simplified Chinese dot Traditional Chinese
  4. Traditional Chinese dot Traditional Chinese

Monday, 5 July 2010

British Airways

British Airways make clever and creative use of language tags and country codes in their web addresses. The last part of their web address is of the form LT_CC where LT is a language tag and CC is a country code. Here are just a few of the many possible language tag_country code combinations.
  1. 『english_great britain』
  2. 『japanese_great britain』
  3. 『japanese_japan』
  4. 『english_china』
  5. 『chinese_great britain』
  6. 『chinese_china』
  7. 『japanese_china』
Their website presents content according to LT_CC. With ja_cn, for instance, it sets departure country to China and displays some content text in Japanese. If you experiment with the LT_CC pair you will find that there are many more supported combinations of language tags and country codes.