Gmail now recognizes email addresses with accented or non-Latin characters
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Gmail says it wants to make email more global, and today it’s taking a first step: Gmail now recognizes email addresses containing accented or non-Latin characters. You can’t create accounts with those same characters yet Google says it’s working to get there but Gmail users can now send to and receive emails from these addresses without issue. Google’s approach, which will also be implemented in Google Calendar soon, is based on an email standard created by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in 2012.