Do you want to create a Gmail address with non-Latin alphabets or accent marks?
Yes, you can. Google now lets users create an email address with accented characters and local scripts. It means, suppose your name is “José Ramón” and till now, you are restricted from creating an email address with the actual name. The reason is that, major email providers are not supporting the special characters in the address (even now !).
As of now, Google will change the way of your online identity. It will recognize addresses that contain non-Latin letters such as 武＠メール.グーグルand accented characters like ‘ é ‘ etc. Gmail users can send and receive emails from people having such email addresses. In the nearby future, Google will allow us to create Gmail ids in local languages like Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, Russian, Portuguese, Bengali etc too.
“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.” Pedro Chaparro Monferrer, Software Engineer to Google, said in official blog post.
Popular emails like AOL, Yahoo, Microsoft etc still not allowing special characters while retrieving messages. Hope, soon it will follow Google’s way.
Last month, Google has added 13 new languages to Gmail. They are-Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani (Azeri), Chinese (Hong Kong), French (Canada), Galician, Georgian, Khmer, Lao, Mongolian, Nepali, Sinhala, and Zulu. Gmail is now available in 71 languages and it covers 94% of the overall internet population in the world.