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posted by NCommander on Sunday February 16 2014, @10:13PM   Printer-friendly
from the ¡sᴉɥʇ-sǝlpuɐɥ-ʍou-ǝʇᴉs-ǝɥʇ dept.
So, after dealing with a bit of monkeying with the database, I'm pleased to announce that Soylent should (in theory) have support for UTF-8 starting immediately. Now obviously this isn't well tested, so this is your chance to break the site in two, consider the comments below to be "open season" so to speak. I know the comment preview has some issues with UTF-8 (and it only works at all in Plain Text or HTML modes)

For purposes of breakage, anything that breaks the site layout/Reply To/Parent/Moderate buttons, or breaks any comments beyond itself is considered bad. We need to stop those. If you can break it (which shouldn't be hard), you earn a cookie, and I'll get you in the CREDITS file as something awesome.

For comments that are just plain unreadable, moderation will take care of them, and that isn't considered a bug. So go forth and BREAK my minions! ()}:o)↺
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  • (Score: 1) by c0lo on Wednesday February 19 2014, @03:12AM

    by c0lo (156) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @03:12AM (#2115) Journal

    Am I the only one that would prefer not to see non-english text mixed in with the comments?

    How do you consider the use of ℃ or ㎞ units: are they proper English or part of the non-english text?

    Oooopps. A copy/paste of these characters from the "Character map" (on Ubuntu/Firefox) straight into the reply text box results in them showing mangled in the preview (no mater if plain-old text or HTML).
    To provide the context: I was enquiring about the use of these and units.

  • (Score: 1) by maxwell demon on Thursday February 20 2014, @08:31AM

    by maxwell demon (1608) on Thursday February 20 2014, @08:31AM (#3264) Journal

    The bytes are probably interpreted by slashcode as latin1 instead of utf8.

    The Tao of math: The numbers you can count are not the real numbers.