[LINK] Curious tiny URL variant using Unicode

Paul Brooks pbrooks-link at layer10.com.au
Fri Nov 11 15:54:34 AEDT 2011

On 11/11/2011 2:42 PM, Rick Welykochy wrote:

> which qoiob shortens to this:
> <http://ж.tv/4q>
> or this:
> <http://ᄒ.ws/5r>
> The first uses the Russian letter "zh" and the second a Korean character
> in the first part of the domain name.
> Do both of the above Unicode domains work for you?

Yes - links displayed correctly in Thunderbird 8.0 email client, and when clicked on 
were displayed correctly in Firefox 7.0.1 browser.

Curiously, the URL shown at the bottom of the window when the mouse hovers over it is 
a ASCII text translation:

ж.tv is displayed as xn--f1a.tv
ᄒ.ws is displayed as xn-hqd.ws


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