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A homograph (from the el, ὁμός, ''homós'', "same" and γράφω, ''gráphō'', "write") is a word In linguistics, a word of a spoken language can be defined as the smallest sequence of phonemes that can be uttered in isolation with semantic, objective or pragmatics, practical meaning (linguistics), meaning. In many languages, words also cor ... that shares the same written form as another word but has a different meaning. However, some dictionaries insist that the words must also be pronounced different, while the Oxford English Dictionary The ''Oxford English Dictionary'' (''OED'') is the principal historical dictionary of the English language, published by Oxford University Press (OUP). It traces the historical development of the English language, providing a comprehensive res ... says that the words should also be of "different origin". In this vein, ''The Oxford Guide to Practical Lexicography'' lists various types of homographs, including those in which the ...
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IDN Homograph Attack
The internationalized domain nameImage:IDN-utopia-greek.jpg, thumbnail, Example of Greek IDN with domain name in non-Latin alphabet: ουτοπία.δπθ.gr An internationalized domain name (IDN) is an Internet domain name that contains at least one label that is displayed in Appli ... (IDN) homograph attack is a way a malicious party may deceive computer users about what remote system they are communicating with, by exploiting the fact that many different characters Character(s) may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media Literature * Character (novel), ''Character'' (novel), a 1936 Dutch novel by Ferdinand Bordewijk * Characters (Theophrastus), ''Characters'' (Theophrastus), a classical Greek set of char ... look alike (i.e., they are homographs, hence the term for the attack, although technically homoglyph In orthography An orthography is a set of conventions for writing Writing is a medium of human communication that involves the representation of a language ...
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