Re: UTF Magic Pocket Encoders

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Thu Jul 08 2004 - 16:08:48 CDT

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    Otto Stolz <Otto dot Stolz at uni dash konstanz dot de> wrote:

    > Attached, you'll find the current versions of all three,
    > in a somewhat enhanced typography: I have exploited box-drawing
    > characters, arrows, and proper (typographical) apostrophes.
    > While not being ASCII proper, these MPEs use only characters
    > that were already present in CP 437 (the original PC code).

    Unfortunately, neither the proper apostrophe ’ nor the copyright © and
    trademark ™ symbols appear in CP437.

    > I hope this will end the discussion on MPEs, which are toys,
    > after all (though they could also be used to visualize the
    > three UTF encodings).

    You mean you're not interested in my BOCU-1 pocket encoder? ☺

    Unicode toys are not always a bad thing. They can be an aid to
    understanding, and they're certainly more relevant to this list than
    S0|\/|E T0P|C5 I could think of.

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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