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Google and Monotype launch Noto, an open-source typeface family for all the world’s languages
Great font factoid: 'The name “Noto” comes from the little squares that show when a font is not supported by a computer. This are often referred to as “tofu”, because of their shape, therefore the font is short for No Tofu.'
tofu  fonts  i18n  google  design  typography  unicode 
october 2016 by jm
Numeronyms
ie. "i18n", "a11y" etc.
According to Tex Texin, the first numeronym [..] was "S12n", the electronic mail account name given to Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) employee Jan Scherpenhuizen by a system administrator because his surname was too long to be an account name. By 1985, colleagues who found Jan's name unpronounceable often referred to him verbally as "S12n". The use of such numeronyms became part of DEC corporate culture.[1]
numbers  names  etymology  numeronyms  history  dec  i18n  a11y  l10n  s12n 
december 2013 by jm
Fake Unicode Consortium
featuring such codepoints as "I USED TO BE A LATIN CAPITAL LETTER K LIKE YOU THEN I TOOK AN ARROW IN THE KNEE", "BACK TO THE FUTURE", "ENTERING HYPERSPACE", "LATIN CAPITAL LETTER Q TAKING A NAP", and "LOVE HOTEL". no wait, that one's real (via Tony Finch, with comments by Michael Everson!)
unicode  humor  codepoints  i18n  fonts  skyrim  hyperspace  funny  via:fanf 
march 2012 by jm
iPhone users not waking up on time due to DST bug
lots of people complaining about this on Twitter -- seems the clock changes, but the alarms do not! Internationali[sz]ation Is Hard
apple  iphone  alarms  dst  daylight-savings  i18n  from delicious
november 2010 by jm
Yelp.ie now open
hooray, a decent review site for Dublin at last
yelp  ireland  i18n  dublin  reviews  restaurants  food  pubs 
july 2009 by jm

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