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December 15, 2009 12:16 PM   Subscribe

A Unicode Xmas Tree For You: Decorate, share, and send your very own unicode Christmas tree [via mefi projects]
posted by The Whelk (24 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by autopilot at 12:21 PM on December 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


I like it.
posted by ursus_comiter at 12:25 PM on December 15, 2009


Of course, I'm all ISO Latin 1, but whatever, I'm simple that way.
posted by mazola at 12:39 PM on December 15, 2009


This link does not contain any Unicorn Xmas Trees. Fortunately, I was only confused for a moment and was alone at the time. Clearly, I spared myself the embarrassment of not knowing what Unicode is and substituting the closest-to-it word in my mind...

Oh. Damn.
posted by wg at 12:43 PM on December 15, 2009


Ex-mass in my hood.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:44 PM on December 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Clearly, I spared myself the embarrassment of not knowing what Unicode is

BURN THE HERETIC!!!
posted by Ogre Lawless at 12:45 PM on December 15, 2009


The "REDECORATE" option seems dangerous.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 12:47 PM on December 15, 2009


Of course! Mine is full of jets.
posted by Chinese Jet Pilot at 12:49 PM on December 15, 2009


Also, and I may be unpopular for saying this, but it needs the unicode swastikas--both 卐 and 卍 so you can have a Nazi Xmas or an old fashioned Vedic Xmas.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:50 PM on December 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


There is an Ankh in that Christmas Tree!

Bill O'Reilly is not amused!
posted by qvantamon at 12:54 PM on December 15, 2009


I love my commie biohazard irradiated pirate xmas tree!
posted by elizardbits at 1:11 PM on December 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Is there any way to get the cross to be bigger? I’m not sure the Unicode tree will be able to reflect the true meaning of CHRISTmas
posted by Think_Long at 1:13 PM on December 15, 2009


My (sorta) Gothic Christmas tree.
posted by misha at 1:46 PM on December 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


but it needs the unicode swastikas

I'm convinced that this website was put up as a research project merely to clock how fast Godwin's law kicks in nowadays.
posted by Avelwood at 2:27 PM on December 15, 2009


I'm convinced that this website was put up as a research project merely to clock how fast Godwin's law kicks in nowadays.

Eh, just mentioning something related to Nazis but not comparing people or arguments is not evoking Godwin's Law. Only an member of the SS would say something like that. (See what I did there?)
posted by Burhanistan at 2:30 PM on December 15, 2009


Merry Christ̹̠ͣ̐m̧̤̻ͦͦ͐̾a̯̣̲̥̝̠͙s̑ w̶̬̜̱͍ͦͫi͓͌̌͑͋ͧ̇͊̌̊t̷͓͈͚̦̍̇ͨ̏ͨͫ̋ͬ́ͅhͥ͏̵͉̗̬͙ ̘̥͍̞̮̝̻̞̔͋͘͟u̟̫͇̞̟̹͒͆͢n̥̲̱͋͑͊͋͂ͣ͞ì̇͊ͪ̄̏҉̷͕̲͎̬̗ͅc̙̗̹̦͊ͧͣ̀0̙͇̠̩͇̃̒̂ͯ́͊ͥͨ#̴̼͔͈͍̮̥͂ͪ͂̈ͮ͌͞ͅ#̧̲̘͕͆̊̎́̈ͫ̂ͯ͘ͅU͂̍̐͊͒ͤ̏͂͆ͨ̍̈͒̏̍̃̋҉͏̥̬̪̜͎̖̣̭̥͇̳͎̼͚j̡̊͒ͮ̑̏ͪ͋͌͌ͭ̆̐͢͞҉̜̭̦̙͔̜͙͕͓͍̳ơ̢̤̦̮̖̻̮̦̥̮̤͔̩̩ͭ͊ͨͦ̌͛̐ͅy͚̯̖̞̬̗̜̓̀ͧ́ͯ͗̔̑ͤ̈̿͠Ṙ̢̲̩͓̫̪̰̝͇͓̊̓̈̀̑̃̐̓̊̄̕͟'ͯͭ́͂̐̏̏̈́ͪ͏͈͈̤͙̤̰͝"̴̵̷̯̲͕̯̥̯̯͚̦̙͈̏ͭ̓̈́͛ͯ͗̋͂͑͂̓̋ͪ̔ͣ̊̓ͅ"̷̶̧̡̢̲̦̝̻̩͍̫̳͔ͣ̔͒̂̍̐́;̵̷̢̖̜͖̜̘̹̖͙̬̙̹̻͒̊ͭ̌ͧͥ̾͋̓̃̒ͬ̋̆̇ͥ̋̆Z̸̍̃ͫ͒͑̃̄́҉̛̫̗̯͉̰̱̤̠͙̙͈̤͈̬̥̣ͅA̷̧͎̻̜̣̠̘̜͓̖ͪͪ͛͗͑̅̒͘͘L̶̡̢̫͈͎̱̯̝̳͈̳̮͉̞̰͇͎͈͗̂̏̎̆̆̀ͥͦ͒ͧͥ̆̊̉̕͟G̸̨̣͈͓̹̙̖̩͂̄̽̈͗̒̄̋ͪͬ͗̅̽̈͆̿̈́̆͘̕Ơ̶͍̜͎͚̆̍͋͟͢
posted by battlebison at 2:39 PM on December 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Ogre Lawless: Redecorating a tree will make a new tree.
posted by douglaswth at 7:48 PM on December 15, 2009


You can include your own custom symbols by pasting them into the little boxes labeled "character". If you want a swastika tree, go for it! As douglaswth and I said on the Projects post, the choice of ornaments is intentionally open-ended to allow for all religious and secular traditions that involve shiny green HTML trees in the winter.

Also notice that when you hover over the color selector, each color has a name. These are the extended color names in CSS. My original xmas tree had the color "snow" for the snowman, "deepskyblue" for the umbrella, "goldenrod" for the flower, "forestgreen" for the tree, etc. etc. I like trying to use weird color names whenever I make websites.

Anyway, I'm so excited that you guys like our dorky little holiday project. I'm poking Doug to add more of these to the Featured Trees section.
posted by dreamyshade at 7:49 PM on December 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


I decorated my tree entirely with secular ornaments and named it my "war on christmas" tree.
posted by The Potate at 8:10 PM on December 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is super-fantastic! Thanks much.
posted by chara at 8:18 AM on December 16, 2009


Christmas weather

Made in honour of today's London snowstorm.
posted by Pallas Athena at 11:18 AM on December 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


Queer Christmas.
posted by idiopath at 7:01 PM on December 16, 2009 [2 favorites]


Think_Long: http://xmas.douglasthrift.net/tree/a4 How do you like them apples? Err... that cross.
posted by douglaswth at 9:50 PM on December 16, 2009


Err http://xmas.douglasthrift.net/tree/a4
posted by douglaswth at 9:50 PM on December 16, 2009


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