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Library of Emoji

OBVIOUSLY ANGULAR PETRIFICATION BENEATH CHARLOTTETOWN. TWO SCABS. OVAL WITH PLATO. These are...the emoji of the future. (Maybe.) Library of Emoji [via mefi projects] randomly generates descriptions for the Unicode characters we never knew we wanted.
posted by capricorn on Jul 21, 2014 - 7 comments

the default Internet feeling: ¯\_(ใƒ„)_/¯

The life and times of ¯\_(ใƒ„)_/¯
After seeing the light of ¯\_(ใƒ„)_/¯, it's hard to not notice it everywhere. Han Solo makes the gesture in Star Wars, as Reddit noticed in 2012. Daily Dot writer Miles Klee caught the Spider-Man super villain Mysterio doing it. In 2013, it appeared in a Reddit post that commanded users "lol idk just upvote." "Lol idk" seems like a fairly apt description of the shruggie's meaning, but it also doesn't begin to describe the nihilism that ¯\_(ใƒ„)_/¯ embodies today.

posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jul 19, 2014 - 63 comments

&what;

amp-what is a quick, interactive reference of HTML character entities and common Unicode characters, 8859-1 characters, marks, symbols, and the like ๐Ÿป
posted by exogenous on Apr 25, 2014 - 32 comments

The Death of the Urdu Script

How the internet is killing the traditional nastaliq script form of Urdu, and how Windows 8 might save it.
posted by Chrysostom on Oct 13, 2013 - 19 comments

Emoji Tracker.

Real-time tracking of emoji use across twitter. Click on each emoji to see who is using it.
posted by Rumple on Aug 2, 2013 - 25 comments

You got your hat tip in my reblog

Introducing The Curatorโ€™s Code - a standardized system for honoring discovery and intellectual labor, using two unicode characters. But is it dead in the water already? [via] โ†ฌ
posted by cashman on Mar 12, 2012 - 59 comments

Quivera, a fairly complete Unicode font

๐‘ฏ๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐’Š๐’” ๐‘ธ๐’–๐’Š๐’—๐’†๐’“๐“ช, ๐“ช ๐’‡๐’“๐’†๐’† ๐‘ป๐’“๐’–๐’†๐‘ป๐’š๐’‘๐’† ๐’‡๐’๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐“ช๐’• ๐’„๐’๐’๐’•๐“ช๐’Š๐’๐’” 10,000 ๐’„๐’‰๐“ช๐’“๐“ช๐’„๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’”. ๐“˜๐“ฏ ๐”‚๐“ธ๐“พ ๐“ฑ๐“ช๐“ฟ๐“ฎ ๐“ฒ๐“ฝ ๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ผ๐“ฝ๐“ช๐“ต๐“ต๐“ฎ๐“ญ, ๐”‚๐“ธ๐“พ ๐“ฌ๐“ช๐“ท ๐“ป๐“ฎ๐“ช๐“ญ ๐“ฝ๐“ฑ๐“ฒ๐“ผ ๐“ถ๐“ฎ๐“ผ๐“ผ๐“ช๐“ฐ๐“ฎ (๐”ฒ๐”ซ๐”ฉ๐”ข๐”ฐ๐”ฐ ๐”ถ๐”ฌ๐”ฒ'๐”ฏ๐”ข ๐”ฒ๐”ฐ๐”ฆ๐”ซ๐”ค ๐•ฎ๐”ฅ๐”ฏ๐”ฌ๐”ช๐”ข).
"Here is Quivira, a free TrueType font that contains 10,000 characters. If you have it installed, you can read this message (unless you're using Chrome)." [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Dec 10, 2011 - 111 comments

Shapecatcher: draw to explore Unicode characters

Shapecatcher let's you draw a picture to find the matching Unicode characters. via
posted by Foci for Analysis on Nov 11, 2011 - 33 comments

ScriptSource: Pretty much every form of human writing, all documented on one site

Scriptsource: Pretty much every form of human writing, all documented on one site. Simon Agerโ€™s Omniglot.com, which went online circa 1998, documents the many writing systems in use through history and in the present day. Now SIL Internationalโ€™s ScriptSource packs an even more boggling array of information on scripts and writing into one site, drilling all the way down to pages for individual letters.
posted by joeclark on Jun 16, 2011 - 8 comments

โ“‘โ“คโ“‘โ“‘โ“›โ“”โ“•โ“˜โ“›โ“ฃโ“”โ“ก

โ“‘โ“คโ“‘โ“‘โ“›โ“”โ“‘โ“โ“›โ“› and uสop-วpฤฑsdn text
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jun 15, 2011 - 66 comments

tl;dr

Jörg Piringer presents all displayable characters in the unicode range 0 - 65536 (49571 characters). one character per frame.
posted by juv3nal on Apr 10, 2011 - 82 comments

Unicode utilities

Unicode? Thereโ€™s an app for that. Need to enter a few characters in a script you only kind of understand? Got a string of characters you canโ€™t figure out? The W3Cโ€™s Richard Ishida can help. Ishidaโ€™s vast set of browser-based character pickers and troubleshooters let you assemble phonetics, peruse and search Unicode characters, or just paste in a string of characters and get a nice list of every single character in the string. [more inside]
posted by joeclark on Feb 3, 2010 - 11 comments

SEVEN SYMBOLS A SWAPPIN'

A Unicode Xmas Tree For You: Decorate, share, and send your very own unicode Christmas tree [via mefi projects]
posted by The Whelk on Dec 15, 2009 - 24 comments

โบŒโ€ขโ€ฟโ€ขโบŒ

Newmoticons: Fresh new emoticons for happy internet people.
posted by The Whelk on Nov 14, 2009 - 80 comments

โ˜ƒ [unicode table for you]

โพ LI'L MUSHROOM GUY
โŽŒ LEAP-FROGGIN' O's
โ˜ฃโ˜ฎ BIOHAZARDOUS HIPPIE WARNING
โˆฐ THREE VIOLINS SHARING HULA HOOP
โ˜ƒ Unicode table for you: with sliders to help you whiz through all those characters you didn't even know you had. โ˜ƒ
โซท All symbols in the table have links underneath them which lead to active Wikipedia Pages. โซธ
[ previously โ‘  โ“‘ โ˜ , via ]
โ„
posted by not_on_display on Aug 31, 2009 - 91 comments

Taking URL Shortening Further

There are few ways to make URL shortening any shorter, given the 90+ URL shortening sites available, unless you get tricky. Tinyarro.ws uses two tricks to further shorten URLs, and greatly expand the theoretical limit to short URLs: international domain names and unicode character encoding. [via mefi projects] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jun 15, 2009 - 43 comments

In case your system's fonts don't support the snowman.

Decodeunicode.org has a useful and full-featured search for the names and glyphs for those Unicode characters that display as a plain box full of despair. It is presented by the Department of Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz. Roll the dice โš…โš„ and try it out. [more inside]
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim on Jan 23, 2009 - 25 comments

unicode snowman for you

โ˜ƒ [unicode snowman for you] [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Oct 11, 2008 - 72 comments

Bloated Wikipedia Pages

The 8 Most Needlessly-Detailed Wikipedia Entries
posted by brain_drain on Sep 28, 2007 - 68 comments

Flippin'...

.uสop-วpฤฑsdn
posted by progosk on Jul 2, 2007 - 35 comments

?Backwards Day!

?Let today - the eleventh day of the twelfth month - henceforth and forever be Backwards Day! ?Fun with Unicode
Via the wonderfully nerdy 74 68 65 20 64 69 67 69 74 61 6C 20 6D 65.??‭
posted by loquacious on Dec 11, 2006 - 115 comments

It doesn't do Tibetan

Sick of ▯? Try Code2000.
posted by Pretty_Generic on Apr 27, 2005 - 9 comments

My ideal wallpaper

What does all of Unicode look like? At once, as a poster? Ian Albert decided to find out... No full image of the whole thing, sadly (but understandably, given its 22,017x42,807 resolution).
posted by wanderingmind on Mar 20, 2005 - 26 comments

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