You know how annoying it is when you can only use non-accented Latin characters as your email address? Well, it looks like things are going to change as Google announces that it is now able to recognize non-Latin alphabets in email addresses.
Two years ago, an organization called the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) created a new email standard that supports addresses with non-Latin and accented Latin characters like “武＠メール.グーグル”. However, to make this a reality, email providers must first adopt the standard. Google is now among the first to do so on its Gmail, and will soon be supported on Google Calendar too.
This means that starting immediately, you will now be able to send and receive emails on your Gmail from people with such email addresses. Don’t get too excited yet though, the change only allows you to send and receive emails from these addresses, not create an email with your favorite K-Pop artist name or your Chinese name though, Google says that it will be made possible in the future.