Re: Unicode code page and ☃.net

From: Buck Golemon <>
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 18:03:00 -0700

James: Most likely you're encountering a font issue, rather than a unicode
It's entirely possible that the characters are being interpreted correctly,
but the browser is using a font that doesn't support those characters.

Also, some browsers have odd support for rendering unicode (non-ascii)
urls, for "security" reasons.
Both chrome and firefox under Windows 7 render<>
as which is the ascii domain encoding (called
punycode or idna) of the snowman unicode character.

On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 1:42 PM, James Lin <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a question regarding the supported Unicode code page. I thought
> once you have unicode code page loaded, all glyph or character should be
> able to map and display correctly regardless of which OS or language you
> are using?
> However, i have this snowman: ☃
> but once i input www.☃.net into the URL field, the snowman displays empty.
> Does anyone know if this is result in unicode fonts that isn't used
> correctly?
> This is also applicable if i enter the following Chinese character in
> Japanese OS: 橠徇欯幜.NET <http://xn--svtwzo6wyxa.NET>
> Does anyone know why the empty string is showing?
> thanks
Received on Mon Jul 29 2013 - 20:06:33 CDT

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