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The Internet goes Greek

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Greeks will from July 4 for the first time be able to name their Internet sites with letters from the Greek alphabet, the country's telecommunications authorities (EETT) said, in a move aimed at increasing use of new technologies here.

Currently Greek websites only use the Latin alphabet, due to a combination of technical problems and a lack of preparation by the registration companies, the EETT said.

However, Greek users will not be able to forget the Latin alphabet altogether, as they will still have to fit their Greek website names between the Latin versions of http://www and the suffix .gr.

The EETT said the measure "should contribute to strengthening the Greek Internet and give a new momentum to the use of new technologies" in a country where not absolutely everyone knows the Latin alphabet.

With only 20 percent of its citizens using the Internet, Greece is at the back of the queue in the enlarged 25-nation EU, according to a study carried out in the first quarter of 2004 by Eurostat, published on May 13.

AFP

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