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Does windows support non-english hostnames? In such a case what is the netbios name of the host and how can I ping it from the command line?

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Did you try it? Why not? –  Oded Sep 28 '12 at 13:43
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Netbios names are restricted to ASCII only. If a computer has a non-english hostname, what is its netbios name? –  SharePoint Newbie Sep 28 '12 at 13:48
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Are you talking about internationalized domain names? –  Karan Sep 28 '12 at 18:44
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From Wikipedia article on Hostnames:

The Internet standards (Request for Comments) for protocols mandate that component hostname labels may contain only the ASCII letters 'a' through 'z' (in a case-insensitive manner), the digits '0' through '9', and the hyphen ('-'). The original specification of hostnames in RFC 952, mandated that labels could not start with a digit or with a hyphen, and must not end with a hyphen. However, a subsequent specification (RFC 1123) permitted hostname labels to start with digits. No other symbols, punctuation characters, or white space are permitted.

So, if by non-English you mean using characters that are not ASCII, then I must presume the answer is no, as such hostnames can not legally exist.

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