Tags: characters



Sunday, January 29th, 2017

Life plus Linux: Look before you paste from a website to terminal

The (literally) hidden dangers of copying code snippets from the web and pasting them into the command line.

This cautionary tale backs up a small tip I heard for getting to understand how found code works: deliberately type it out instead of copying and pasting.

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

Typography Wars: Has the Internet Killed Curly Quotes? - The Atlantic

Glenn Fleishman on the war of attrition between primes and quotation marks on the web.

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Google Noto Fonts

Google’s Noto (short for no-tofu; tofu being the rectangle of unicode sadness) is certainly ambitious. It has glyphs from pretty much every known alphabet …including Ogham and Linear B!

Friday, April 1st, 2016

№ ⸮ ‽ ℔ ⁊ ⸿  — or, a cavalcade of characters – Shady Characters

The numero sign, the reversed question mark, the interrobang, the l b bar symbol, the Tironian et, the capitulum, and the ironieteken.

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Unify – Unicode support on browsers and devices

Some excellent research for web developers: find out which unicode characters have the widest support—release useful for choosing icons.

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Quotes and Accents

Jessica’s handy guide to writing the right quotes and accents on a Mac keyboard.

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Shady Characters

The secret life of punctuation.

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Mojibakeru kanji-animal transformers ::: Pink Tentacle

Kanji characters that transform into the animal they represent.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

as days pass by » Blog Archive » Internationalisation

Stuart posts a really handy string for testing internationalisation: Iñtërnâtiônàlizætiøn