Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Jewish Business News

Business

Some Day Gmail Addresses Could Read: ישראל@gmail.com

gmail-logo

Google has announced a major change to Gmail. It will now be able to recognize email addresses that include non Latin alphabet characters in them. Users will be able to both send and receive messages from such addresses.

Please help us out :
Will you offer us a hand? Every gift, regardless of size, fuels our future.
Your critical contribution enables us to maintain our independence from shareholders or wealthy owners, allowing us to keep up reporting without bias. It means we can continue to make Jewish Business News available to everyone.
You can support us for as little as $1 via PayPal at office@jewishbusinessnews.com.
Thank you.

Since the internet and email originated in the U.S, the Latin alphabet became the standard for both. But half of the people in the world have a native language that does not use the Latin alphabet, such as Russian, Chinese and Hebrew.

Also, many languages such as French and Spanish utilize many types of accent marks above letters. Now people who use such marks will be able to include them in their e mail addresses.

Google says that the change comes after the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), which sets the standards for the Internet, began a program to expand the characters that can be used in web addresses and e mails back in 2012.

The company said that it recognizes the importance of people around the world being able to personalize their e mail addresses with characters from their native languages.

In a posting Google said that this is a big hill to climb but that someone has to take the first step. “Today we’re ready to be that someone. Starting now, Gmail (and shortly, Calendar) will recognize addresses that contain accented or non-Latin characters. This means Gmail users can send emails to, and receive emails from, people who have these characters in their email addresses. Of course, this is just a first step and there’s still a ways to go. In the future, we want to make it possible for you to use them to create Gmail accounts.”

The announcement comes one month after Gmail added 13 new languages, for a total of 71 covering 94% of all of the world’s spoken languages. But these languages are only used for the Gmail interface and not e mail addresses.

Newsletter



Advertisement

You May Also Like

World News

In the 15th Nov 2015 edition of Israel’s good news, the highlights include:   ·         A new Israeli treatment brings hope to relapsed leukemia...

Entertainment

The Movie The Professional is what made Natalie Portman a Lolita.

Travel

After two decades without a rating system in Israel, at the end of 2012 an international tender for hotel rating was published.  Invited to place bids...

VC, Investments

You may not become a millionaire, but there is a lot to learn from George Soros.

Copyright © 2021 Jewish Business News