The FUD of IDN and Homographs

I was pointed to this article http://www.microsofttranslator.com/BV.aspx?ref=Internal&a=http%3a%2f%2fwww.bortzmeyer.org%2fidn-et-phishing.html about IDN and homographs, which points out that most of the fear around IDN and phishing is unfounded.  Seemed like a good reference (thanks, Mark), so I’m forwarding.  (For some reason Mark used a different translation engine though). Cross-tagged with EAI since the same concerns about homographs and phishing…


SetLocaleInfo() is horrid, don’t use it!

I just ran into a bug with SetLocaleInfo() use, and it pretty much reminded me that SetLocaleInfo() stinks.  Michael said it years ago and it’s still true. The only thing it’s useful for is a “Regional and Language Options” type app, and there’s already one of those in the control panel    Some apps try…