Re: the meaning of rユ.......ï¾

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 16:19:55 CEST 2012


On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 11:52 PM, Henrik Faber <hfaber at invalid.net> wrote:
> What about × vs x? Or Ì vs Í vs Î vs Ï vs Ĩ vs Ī vs ī vs Ĭ vs ĭ vs Į vs
> į vs I vs İ? Do you think if you need to maintain such code you'll
> immediately know the difference between the 13 (!) different "I"s I just
> happened to pull out randomly you need to chose and how to get it? What
> about Ȝ vs ȝ? Or Ȣ vs ȣ? Or ȸ vs ȹ? Or d vs Ԁ vs ԁ vs ԃ vs Ԃ? Or ց vs g?
> Or ս vs u?

If they're different characters, they're different. It's not unlike
the confusion you can already get between uppercase I and lowercase l,
or between uppercase and lowercase of the same letter, or between rn
and m, or between any other of myriad confusingly-similar pairs that
can be found just in ASCII.

Of course, SOMEBODY is going to make use of those to improve upon this
sort of code:

http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/Uppity.aspx

ChrisA



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