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

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Fri Aug 31 18:38:06 UTC 2012

On 8/31/2012 6:28 AM, 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?
> I was also interested in how just "ànké." converts to the URL "http://
> xn--nk-iia2b./" in the address bar, but then does not go on to
> generate an "ànké." query like "d"ànké." did. Why might this be?

If you are using software intended for "English" (British or American) 
it is almost certainly trying to correct your spelling!

"Artificial Intelligence" has some serious pitfalls!

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