🔗 Unicode Zero-Width Characters

The Beauty of Unicode: Zero-Width Characters Did you know that there are five characters that have zero width? What could be their purpose? Let’s sort it out… See examples in the linked article. Zero-width space (U+200B) The zero-width space can be used to enable line wrapping in long words, when using languages that don’t use spaces to separate words, or after certain characters like a slash /. Most applications treat the zero-width space like a regular space for word wrapping purposes, even though it is not visible....

December 20, 2023 · 2 min · 276 words

📋 Google Chrome issue rendering emoji as unicode

Chrome does not render emoji in color when using sans-serif font-face There could be a workaround… UTF has special characters to control the rendering. U+FE0E`` asks OS and browser to render the previous glyph as text, U+FE0F`` asks to render the previous glyph as emoji. — Nikita Dubko in Prevent text glyphs from turning into emojis … but another bug in Chrome prevent is from working 964527 - Chrome often ignores emoji and text variation selectors U+FE0F and U+FE0E - chromium...

September 17, 2023 · 1 min · 98 words

🔗 GLYF

GLYF onethingwell : Glyf is a Unicode character picker for iOS 8. It is packaged as a custom keyboard, so you can use Glyf from inside any application. App Store

September 28, 2014 · 1 min · 30 words

🔗 The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!) – Joel on Software

The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!) – Joel on Software In this article I’ll fill you in on exactly what every working programmer should know. All that stuff about “plain text = ascii = characters are 8 bits” is not only wrong, it’s hopelessly wrong, and if you’re still programming that way, you’re not much better than a medical doctor who doesn’t believe in germs....

November 24, 2011 · 1 min · 76 words

🔗 HOWTO Use UTF-8 Throughout Your Web Stack

HOWTO Use UTF-8 Throughout Your Web Stack rentzsch : Good is the enemy of Great Latin-1 is the enemy of UTF-8 You write web apps. You understand the web is global, and want to support internationalization. You want UTF-8. UTF-8 is extremely sane. Well, as sane as an encoding can be that features backwards-compatibility with ASCII. What follows is a playbook to win your pervasive-UTF-8 battle.

August 20, 2011 · 1 min · 66 words