Besides numbers, also *examples* could catch the attention.
What about asking Frank da Cruz (and/or Ethan Mollick,
http://hcs.harvard.edu/~igp/glass.html) to allow using the "I can eat glass"
text in his UTF8 test page (http://www.columbia.edu/kermit/utf8.html)?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: 2000 January 19, Wednesday 20.41
> To: Unicode List
> Subject: Unicode 3.0 press statements
> We will be issuing a press release for Unicode 3.0, and I am working with
> press agent now. One thing that she was discussing is that it is very
> useful to include numbers in the statements; it catches the journalist's
> attentions. What she would like to see are statements like:
> Covers 95% of all world languages
> Covers 99% of all languages used in commerce
> I thought it would be useful to query this group for sample statements
> along these lines, statements that would both:
> a) catch people's attention
> b) be true!
> For example, "scripts" don't mean anything to the average Joe; "languages"
> or "countries" do. Yet our focus is in the Consortium is on scripts: I
> don't know what percent of the language coverage we have (some of you may
> have a better notion). On the other hand, I have no doubt that in terms of
> the percentage of text currently represented in computers, that Unicode
> covers over 99% of the usage. So, sometimes the statements have to be
> worded appropriately.
> Mark Davis, IBM Center for Java Technology, Cupertino
> (408) 777-5850 [fax: 5891], firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
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