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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, Redundant) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @05:46AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @05:46AM (#420)
    Although I can't think of an example right now, there was moments when the lack of unicode was problematic earlier for some discussions.

    When writing letters and symbols outside of the normal keyboard mapping, what is the most often used method? Is it with AltGr key (like AltGr-M for µ), or with a Compose key, a keycombo to enter unicode char number (ctrl-shift-u ?), or simply cut&paste from a character table application?

    A⃣ B⃣ C⃣

    There will probably be use of lots of unicode in discussions about languages etc later on. I might add that I think UTF-16 would be preferable.

    Let me sing a little song to celebrate this event: ♩♫♬♯♪♩♫♬♯♩♪♫♬♯♪

    I'm not sure it is my web browsers fault or not, but it didn't work if I wrote the characters here directly, only if I entered them html encoded ( ♩♫♬♯♪♩♫ð…Ÿâ™¬â™¯â™ªð…¡ð…žâ™©â™«ð…Ÿâ ¬â™¯â™ªð…¡ð…ž) ��

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