Adding Amharic and Hebrew to the IDN wiki

by Tina Dam on March 20, 2008

The IDN wiki was launched in October 2007 to provide a test environment of IDNs that is open and available to all interested parties. The IDNwiki was initially based on the eleven example.test domains listed on the main page (http://idn.icann.org) with articles and discussion in each of the indicated languages.

Although there currently are no plans for establishing further .test top-level domains, separate facets of IDNwiki can be established in additional languages. The first two such language extensions have just been made available:

Clicking on the language names, or copying and pasting the Web addresses into the address line of a browser will lead to the new areas. Further, in relation to the Hebrew addition, since there is a .test TLD label in Hebrew script, an additional address has been assigned to the Hebrew language facet of the IDNwiki — http://דוגמה.טעסט . (This is an alias for the evaluation domain and relies on the wiki server to identify the language area that is being sought.) Further details are provided in the article on Hebrew script.

If you are interested in adding any further languages to the wiki please contact me directly at tina.dam@icann.org.

The IDNwiki is managed by the greatly valued assistance of volunteer moderators for each of the available languages. As such, one main requirement for adding languages is to make a moderator available that can manage a new language area. He or she hence need to be fluent in the language, spend time with the wiki support team to localize the language area, and will also need to work with users that may need specific assistance in that particular language.

{ 6 comments }

Patricia 03.21.08 at 4:56 am

Internet Explorer cannot display the page.
Additionally, the hebrew characters are displayed in reverse.

Tina Dam 03.22.08 at 7:56 pm

Hi Patricia, thanks for the note.

Regarding Amharic and IE’s capability to display the page it may have to do with you missing the necessary fonts on your computer. I encourgae you to submit a comment with some more details at the discussion page for Amharic and see if there are any of the users there that can help you out.

Regarding Hebrew, I am not sure about what you mean. I have looked at the various links for the Hebrew addition and they look fine to me. Can you be a bit more specific so that we can get any errors fixed asap?

Best,
Tina

Tina Dam 03.22.08 at 8:52 pm

Hi again Patricia, I think I found the hebrew error you were referring too. It is fixed now in the blog text to be: http://דוגמה.טעסט

Please let me know if it was another place you were referring too.

Tina

oyun 03.23.08 at 1:15 am

Regarding Amharic and IE’s capability to display the page it may have to do with you missing the necessary fonts on your computer. I encourgae you to submit a comment with some more details at the discussion page for Amharic and see if there are any of the users there that can help you out.

Regarding Hebrew, I am not sure about what you mean. I have looked at the various links for the Hebrew addition and they look fine to me. Can you be a bit more specific so that we can get any errors fixed asap?

Best,
Tina

oyun 03.23.08 at 1:17 am

Hi again Patricia, I think I found the hebrew error you were referring too. It is fixed now in the blog text to be: http://דוגמה.טעסט

Please let me know if it was another place you were referring too.

哲学 03.24.08 at 8:28 pm

Amharic:
http://አማርኛ.idn.icann.org

My IE7 show above, could not display Amharic letter

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