Gmail gets more inclusive, can read email addresses with non-standard characters

Google has announced that Gmail can now recognize email addresses that deviate from the standard Latin characters. In a move towards making email more inclusive, Gmail on the web, soon to be followed by Calendar, can now recognize accented email addresses, as well as addresses written in non-Latin characters. Google is also working towards making it possible to create a Gmail address with non-Latin characters, according to Google's blog:

Today we're ready to be that someone. Starting now, Gmail (and shortly, Calendar) will recognize addresses that contain accented or non-Latin characters. This means Gmail users can send emails to, and receive emails from, people who have these characters in their email addresses. Of course, this is just a first step and there's still a ways to go. In the future, we want to make it possible for you to use them to create Gmail accounts.

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Source: Google blog

Joseph Keller