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decodeunicode the movie. Since 2005 we showed a prototype of this film at the end of our talks. Some people suggested to put it online, so we made a new, complete one: it shows each and every Unicode 6.0 character. 109.242 characters in total.
character  language  unicode  video  vimeo 
yesterday by kogakure
A Spectre is Haunting Unicode
In 1978 Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry established the encoding that would later be known as JIS X 0208, which still serves as an important reference for all Japanese encodings. However, after the JIS standard was released people noticed something strange - several of the added characters had no obvious sources, and nobody could tell what they meant or how they should be pronounced. Nobody was sure where they came from. These are what came to be known as the ghost characters (幽霊文字).
history-computers  unicode  encoding 
2 days ago by lorenzck
text formatting - Why shouldn’t I use Unicode characters to simulate typographic styles (such as small caps or script)? - Super User
This post basically answers the question, “Why shouldn’t I use Unicode characters to simulate typographic styles (such as small caps or script)?”
unicode  twitter  2018  superuser 
3 days ago by handcoding
A Spectre is Haunting Unicode
Japanese kanji transcription screwup left non-existent kanji in Unicode
unicode  history  japan  JIX  JIS  language  kanji  ghost  character  typography 
10 days ago by asteroza

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