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UCS-2; the Unicode character set that failed

Having spent far too many hours working with Unicode, I think this story of UCS-2 and how it failing to become the standard caused all sorts of trouble, is interesting. Around 1996, the Unicode consortium decided that no, 16 bits was … Continue reading

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Sorting of Danish words

While reading about accents in Danish, I found out that the sorting algorithm I developed many years ago was incomplete. I also found out that it will be practically impossible to develop a correct sorting algorithm for Danish… I was … Continue reading

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Characters with no meaning or use

Unicode, the international standard for letters, characters and, because everything has to be there, emojis, contains characters that are probably mistakes. 墪 is one such. That character, and a few others in the CJK Unified section of Unicode characters, are … Continue reading

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Dino emoji

Randall Munroe’s xkcd om Unicode er underholdende i sig selv, men hans popup-reference til at der er et forslag om at tilføje dinosaur emoji til Unicode, herunder en planteædende apatosaur, er klassisk for internet. Forslaget argumenterer nemlig for at apatosauren … Continue reading

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I det mindste bruges Unicode på Twitter

Emojitracker er et eksperiment for at illustrere anvendelsen af Emoji’s (“smileys” med meget mere) på Twitter – live. Den mest populære emoji lige nu er et hjerte med 64.699.208 tweets, og det er da dejligt. Som Unicode eksperten Tom Christensen skriver, … Continue reading

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Unicode ressourcer

Jeg var i gang med at forberede noget materiale om Unicode og synes at der er nogle ting der er værd at dele med en bredere kreds: Tom Christiansen på Google+: Han har i de sidste 10 år specialiseret sig … Continue reading

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