[UA-discuss] Language - how do you refer to non-ASCII to a non-technical audience?

Chaals McCathie Nevile chaals at yandex-team.ru
Sat Jul 23 15:58:22 UTC 2016

On Sat, 23 Jul 2016 03:33:16 +0200, Andrew Sullivan  
<ajs at anvilwalrusden.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 01:28:32AM +0200, Hazem Hezzah wrote:
>> Hello,<br><br>I would prefer "Domains having non-English characters" as  
>> a description.<br>
> Since there are no English characters, that would be a most
> unfortunate description.

That depends. Strictly speaking you are correct. On the other hand,  
communicating the idea is more important than being "right" in many cases.

What I would actually say if I was looking for a quick phrase is "things  
that are written in different alphabets, like russian, chinese, and so on".

And then, like Andrew, I'd like to help people learn to speak accurately,  
because it does really help.


Charles McCathie Nevile - web standards - CTO Office, Yandex
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