> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Risto Kupsala > It doesn't make sense. If someone is not able to type in for example a > Cyrillic URL then he/she is probably unable to read the contents too. So > why for example the Russians should bother to type Latin URLs with their > Cyrillic keyboards. It would be derogatory. I don't know how they are > doing it now, though... And what about the standard endings like .ru? Is > there a Cyrillic variant for it? .ru is a top-level domain (TLD) like .com, .org, etc... The two-letter country codes are used according to an ISO standard. I'm not aware of any TLD's for non-ASCII encodings yet, but I suspect it will happen. Keyboards are all basically the same, except maybe for different legends stamped on the keycaps, usually coexisting with the Roman symbols. It's the OS drivers that make them work with different scripts or encodings. I'd guess that Russians have English and Russian drivers both loaded and switch between them with a hotkey. That's basically what I have set up for switching scripts.