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Five lines of ancient script on a shard of pottery could be the oldest example of Hebrew writing ever discovered.


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A series of hidden texts written by the ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes are being revealed. Until now, the pages have remained obscured by paintings and texts laid down on top of the original writings. Using a non-destructive technique known as X-ray fluorescence, the researchers are able to peer through these later additions to read the underlying text. The goatskin parchment records key details of Archimedes' work, considered...


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The internet is on the brink of the "biggest change" to its working "since it was invented 40 years ago", the net regulator Icann has said.


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Users of scripts other than that in which English is written will soon have web addresses in their own language.
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Using Google Transliteration you can convert Roman characters to their phonetic equivalent in your language. Note that this is not the same as translation — it's the sound of the words that are converted from one alphabet to the other.


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Net regulator Icann has switched on a system that allows full web addresses that contain no Latin characters.


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A linguistic mystery has arisen surrounding symbol-inscribed stones in Scotland that predate the formation of the country itself.


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Difficult-to-read fonts make for better learning, according to scientists.


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