stupidity in unicode handling

Discuss whatever insanity comes to mind. Please keep it friendly and clean though.

Moderator: General Mods

Post Reply
Gil_Hamilton
Buzzkill Gil
Posts: 4267
Joined: Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:14 pm

stupidity in unicode handling

Post by Gil_Hamilton »

If you can still read the board, you're not running a Mac.

https://manishearth.github.io/blog/2018 ... os-string/

mod edit: the 'జ్ఞ‌ా' breaks macs due to a Unicode bug. moved the character out of the topic title because goddammit, Gil.
Squall_Leonhart wrote:
You have your 2s, 4s, 8s, 16s, 32s, 64s, and 128s(crash course in binary counting!). But no 1s.
DirectInput represents all bits, not just powers of 2 in an axis.


KHDownloads
blackmyst
Zealot
Posts: 1147
Joined: Sun Sep 26, 2004 8:36 pm
Location: Place.

Re: stupidity in unicode handling

Post by blackmyst »

That's hilarious. :D
Procrastination.
Hard Work Often Pays Off After Time, but Laziness Always Pays Off Now.
kode54
Zealot
Posts: 1140
Joined: Wed Jul 28, 2004 3:31 am
Contact:

Re: stupidity in unicode handling

Post by kode54 »

They didn't bother to examine the San Francisco system font to identify why it happens with that particular font's ligatures, and not with any other font, or in other apps that either use different fonts, or use their own FreeType based text rendering.
Gil_Hamilton
Buzzkill Gil
Posts: 4267
Joined: Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:14 pm

Re: stupidity in unicode handling

Post by Gil_Hamilton »

kode54 wrote:They didn't bother to examine the San Francisco system font to identify why it happens with that particular font's ligatures, and not with any other font, or in other apps that either use different fonts, or use their own FreeType based text rendering.
It only happens with the one font? First I've heard of that, and it is very interesting indeed.

Gil_Hamilton wrote: mod edit: the 'జ్ఞ‌ా' breaks macs due to a Unicode bug. moved the character out of the topic title because goddammit, Gil.
That is CENSORSHIP, you fascists!

Seriously, it is good that I can get away with bullshit like that here, because I was this close to posting some unicode in Youtube comments beneath iPhone reviews.
Squall_Leonhart wrote:
You have your 2s, 4s, 8s, 16s, 32s, 64s, and 128s(crash course in binary counting!). But no 1s.
DirectInput represents all bits, not just powers of 2 in an axis.


KHDownloads
kode54
Zealot
Posts: 1140
Joined: Wed Jul 28, 2004 3:31 am
Contact:

Re: stupidity in unicode handling

Post by kode54 »

Google the character, you'll find hits for fake YouTube advice posts for Apple users, which would show up in searches for reviews or such.

There's also a lovely "Get off my board, Macfags" post on 4chan.
Post Reply