[ntp:questions] Can someone please explain how "dànké." morphs to "xn--dnk-9ka1c." when you plug it into IE or Firefox?

Uwe Klein uwe at klein-habertwedt.de
Fri Aug 31 12:07:49 UTC 2012

M3 wrote:
> I suspect this might relate to a simple class of one-dimensional
> cellular automata
> with two possible values for each cell (0 or 1), and rules depending
> on them...
> but I don't quite understand how they work.
> Of particular interest was how in IE browser the search term "dànké."
> placed into the address bar morphs to URL "http://xn--dnk-9ka1c./"
> only momentarily but then generates a google search for the term
> "dànké." via the below URL.
> http://www.google.com/search?q=d%C3%A0nk%C3%A9.&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-Address&ie=&oe=
> What processes govern these morphs? Can someone give me a step by step
> breakdown?


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