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Thursday·02·March·2006

I love and hate Unicode //at 02:30 //by abe

from the love-and-hate dept.

When I first saw Joey’s wish for a Unicode bumper sticker, I just parsed

 I [?] Unicode

as a little bit sarcastic »I ♥ Unicode«, but when nion posted it, too, I noticed, that it may also be read as »I ☠ Unicode«. Maybe, that this — both — is exactly what Joey intended to say, and I have to acknowledge this: I hate Unicode in my mutt since Sarge because it doesn’t work with screen out of the box anymore, and I hate Unicode in my Emacs since Emacs 20 because it screws up everything. But I love Unicode in my irssi and on the web. Strange world. But this virtual bumper sticker expresses that feeling somehow perfectly.

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Re: I love and hate Unicode

Posted by: sang
Website: http://nerdnirvana.org/
Time: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 19:32

I believe you have comment spam. :P

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Re: I love and hate Unicode

Posted by: Axel
Website: http://noone.org/blog
Time: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 11:21

Yeah. I already had to remove the referrer links a while ago. Well, I cleaned up and will probably put up some filters. Or built an feature, so that comments have to be published by me... But then I would need to get mails with information about a comment wanting to be posted... Hmmm. We'll see.

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