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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.

What do you think about Google's move to make Gmail more welcoming? Tell us below in the comments.

Source: Google blog

9 Comments
  • I misread the headline as intrusive :) Posted via Android Central App
  • Maybe the article's title has a typo, the goog by nature IS intrusive after all. Posted via Android Central App
  • Good one nice! I wanted to say this, "Wow, oooooo, wow, oooo. LOL".
  • Will emoji be supported?
  • Haha so I can be 'a couple of smileys and weights and syringes and a thumbs up' @gmail.com Wut Posted via Android Central App
  • It won't even have to be @gmail.com once google opens up their domain hosting to everyone :D Posted via Android Central App
  • Not bad. If they are improving it to work better,this is a good thing. Posted via Android Central App
  • This allows for a greater variety of email addresses as well Posted via Android Central App
  • right that's funny