Unicode (sh.itjust.works)
submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/programmer_humor
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[-] [email protected] 122 points 1 month ago

These errors were much more common before Unicode encodings were in broad use. Unicode pretty much solved this.

[-] [email protected] 53 points 1 month ago

Still happens for new emoji on old OSs, or just missing characters in the font being used.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

exacgly today these errors is always because some old emojis

[-] [email protected] 18 points 1 month ago

Only if it's enabled by default, or the dev knows to enable it.

I had a lot of weird problems processing some info with names in Powershell until I found out that Powershell doesn't default to unicode format when shoving output into files. You can easily specify the encoding, but if you don't it replaces any non-ascii characters with "?" by default, so it's not even immediately obvious that there's an incorrect character, as it just silently substitutes a valid one.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

it uses big-endian utf-16 with BOM by default unless you upgrade to PowerShell 7

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

I like your enthusiasm. I remember when I believed the same. The last 16 years have clearly shown this is not the case.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

No it hasn't. It has just pushed them out of sight for English natives.

[-] [email protected] 27 points 1 month ago

Can't confirm that. In the 90s encodings were a nightmare. ISO-8859-1, ISO-8859-15, CP1252, IBM850, ... If you tried to build a website with an upload form, you'd get the most bizarre encodings and there was no way to reliably distinguish them. I'm not an English native, my world is full of umlauts and s-z ligatures. Things got A LOT better in the last years, thanks to Unicode encodings.

[-] PoolloverNathan 2 points 1 month ago

Still needs to be widely used. It took me about an hour to figure out that my encoding issues were because of Vim being in latin1, another to figure out how to change that, and a third to realize that screen also wasn't in UTF-8 mode.

[-] [email protected] 78 points 1 month ago

It's like... WE , the viewers have the wrong encoding. Only we don't know how the owner of the sticker feels about Unicode. They themselves know exactly how they feel about it.

I like that.

[-] [email protected] 37 points 1 month ago

I would have sex with this bumper sticker.

[-] [email protected] 21 points 1 month ago

Sir, This is a Wendy's parking lot.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago

You're just making it worse.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

You're just making it ~~worse~~ better.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 1 month ago
[-] LinearArray 5 points 1 month ago

We have a love & hate relationship with unicode.

this post was submitted on 17 Apr 2024
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