[AfrICANN-discuss] Amharic in the IDN wiki

Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com
Fri Mar 21 14:47:01 SAST 2008


This is doen by your community and not by ICANN staff at all! No language in
the root wiki is done by ICANN. they are all done by the local communities.

If you wish to be in contact with the guys from Ethiopia, let me know on my
ICANN email. These are people from Business and univerty in Ethiopia.

On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 12:39 PM, Abebe Mebrate <abebemebrate at yahoo.com>

> Thank you AR, for the exiting news. I have checked the Amharic part and
> its nice start. So, I want to say thanks for those staff that are doing that
> off course ICANN on the behalf of Ethiopians.
> Regards,
> Abebe ( .et)
> *Anne-Rachel Inné <annerachel at gmail.com>* wrote:
> News Alert http://www.icann.org/announcements/announcement-19mar08.htm<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=9826907&msgid=130255&act=VMK0&c=165637&admin=0&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.icann.org%2Fannouncements%2Fannouncement-19mar08.htm>
> ------------------------------
> New Languages Added to ICANN's IDN Wiki Hebrew, Amharic speakers now have
> pages on Internationalized Domain Names evaluation site
> 19 March 2008
> ***MARINA DEL REY, Calif.:* Hebrew and Amharic speakers now have dedicated
> wiki pages to share their experiences as a part of the global evaluation of
> Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) being done by the Internet Corporation
> for Assigned Names and Numbers.
> "Since its launch in October 2007, the IDN wiki has helped ICANN and the
> Internet community look at exactly how IDNs operate in the root, and how
> different software handles domain names in characters from different
> scripts," said Tina Dam, ICANN's IDN Program Director. "We're hoping that
> Internet users who understand Hebrew and Amharic will access these wiki
> pages and share their experiences."
> The IDN wiki was initially based on 11 example.test domains in Arabic,
> Persian, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Russian, Hindi, Greek,
> Korean, Yiddish, Japanese and Tamil. The wiki allows Internet users to
> establish their own subpages with their own names in their own language such
> as example.test/yourname.
> Though the new languages will not be used for translations of example.testin the Internet's root, they will be used at the fourth level (after the top
> level "org", the second level "icann", and the third level "idn") so users
> can have dedicated wiki pages. These language extensions to the wiki are
> available at http://am.idn.icann.org<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=9826907&msgid=130255&act=VMK0&c=165637&admin=0&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fam.idn.icann.org>and
> http://he.idn.icann.org<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=9826907&msgid=130255&act=VMK0&c=165637&admin=0&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fhe.idn.icann.org>.
> As well, with the Hebrew addition, since there is a .test TLD label in
> Hebrew script, an additional address has been assigned in the Hebrew
> language — http://דוגמא.טעסט<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=9826907&msgid=130255&act=VMK0&c=165637&admin=0&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fxn--6dbbec0c.xn--deba0ad%2F%25D7%25A2%25D7%259E%25D7%2595%25D7%2593_%25D7%25A8%25D7%2590%25D7%25A9%25D7%2599>.
> (If this link doesn't work in your browser, you can access an embedded link
> at http://idn.icann.org/Hebrew_script<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=9826907&msgid=130255&act=VMK0&c=165637&admin=0&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fidn.icann.org%2FHebrew_script>.)
> "We have been able to add these languages to the wiki because of interest
> from the community and the availability of a volunteer moderator fluent in
> the language to spend time with the wiki support team to localize the
> language area and work with users," added Dam. "Anyone interested in adding
> new languages can contact me directly at tina.dam at icann.org."
> *About ICANN: *
> ICANN is responsible for the global coordination of the Internet's system
> of unique identifiers like domain names (like .org, .museum and country
> codes like .uk) and the addresses used in a variety of Internet protocols
> that help computers reach each other over the Internet. Careful management
> of these resources is vital to the Internet's operation, so ICANN's global
> stakeholders meet regularly to develop policies that ensure the Internet's
> ongoing security and stability. ICANN is an internationally organized,
> public benefit non-profit company. For more information please visit:
> www.icann.org<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=9826907&msgid=130255&act=VMK0&c=165637&admin=0&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.icann.org%2F>.
> *Media Contacts:*
> Jason Keenan
> Media Adviser, ICANN
> Ph: +1 310 382 4004
> E: jason.keenan at icann.org
> International: Andrew Robertson
> Edelman (London)
> Ph: +44 7921 588 770
> E: andrew.robertson at edelman.com
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