A bunch of cunts, mostly in the Australian sense. Except that one guy.

Some sort of Unicode problem?

I'm seeing a lot of "â?¢A" style junk everywhere, there's a thread posted by "übermod", and I'm guessing the "ü" was supposed to be a U with an umlaut?  Is it some sort of problem my end, or is the forum mangling Unicode?
Permalink Send private email Mat Hall 
January 27th, 2006 5:56am
Both those mangled examples I gave have themselves been mangled...
Permalink Send private email Mat Hall 
January 27th, 2006 5:57am
It certainly happens for alt+149.
Permalink Send private email a cynic writes... 
January 27th, 2006 5:58am
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Permalink Send private email Flasher T 
January 27th, 2006 6:02am
^ That was supposed to be a plus one, but the plus got lost.

Plus: + + +
Permalink Send private email Flasher T 
January 27th, 2006 6:02am
The page is declared as UTF-8 but it might be actually processed as ascii.
Permalink Send private email Simon Lucy 
January 27th, 2006 6:05am
It looks like it works when you actually type it in.
Permalink Send private email a cynic writes... 
January 27th, 2006 6:07am
Obviously someone doesn't know the absolute minimum that every programmer should know about Unicode.

Oh, if only someone had written an article on it somewhere...
Permalink Send private email Aaron F Stanton 
January 27th, 2006 8:51am
Ooh, Aaron, you sound knowledgable on the subject, why don't you give us some pointers? :-P
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January 27th, 2006 8:55am
Sigh...we all know that if I could do pointers, I'd be world famous, touring with incessant speaking gigs.
Permalink Send private email Aaron F Stanton 
January 27th, 2006 9:00am
Look at the August 30 -31 entries on this page, http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/2005_08.html
where Bill Poser explains how this comes about.

The program he refers to for avoiding this problem is here http://billposer.org/Software/uni2ascii.html
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January 27th, 2006 9:01am

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