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All About Electric Text · This is not ex­act­ly a re­view of Yan­nis Haralambous’ Fonts & En­cod­ings; that would be the work of years, and I doubt there’s any­one in the world qual­i­fied to dis­cuss the whole thing, ex­cept its au­thor. This new O’Reilly book is about a thou­sand pages in length. It’s im­pos­si­bly am­bi­tious, ir­ri­tat­ing­ly flawed, and prob­a­bly on­ly com­pre­hen­si­ble to a single-digit num­ber of thou­sands of peo­ple world-wide; but for those peo­ple it’s an es­sen­tial book, you just have to have it ...
Unicode and Ruby · I gave a pre­sen­ta­tion called I18n, M17n, Uni­code, And All That at the re­cent 2006 RubyConf in Den­ver. This piece doesn’t du­pli­cate this pre­sen­ta­tion; it out­lines the prob­lem, some con­fer­ence con­ver­sa­tion, and in­cludes a cou­ple of im­ages that you might want to steal and use in a fu­ture Uni­code pre­sen­ta­tion. For those who don’t know, “i18n” is short for “internationalization” (i-18 letters-n), “m17n” for “multilingualization”, and you can call me “T1m” ...
Rotated Floral Heart Bullet · No re­al­ly, it’s a Uni­code char­ac­ter, U+2767 if you must know. I found it here (warn­ing; won’t dis­play prop­er­ly in most browser­s) via Zeld­man. I made a re­al­ly big pic­ture; read on for a look ...
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