ASCII or Unicode? (was best text editor for programming Python on a Mac)

Tim Chase python.list at tim.thechases.com
Tue Jun 21 11:08:19 EDT 2016


On 2016-06-21 11:35, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
> > These are all pretty easy to remember.
> > German umlauts a" o" u" give ä ö ü  (or use uppercase)
> > Spanish eña (spelling?) and punctuations:  n~ ?? !!  -->  ñ ¿ ¡
> > French accents:  e' e` e^ c,  -->  é è ê ç
> > Money:  c= l- y- c/  -->  € £ ¥ ¢
> > Math:  =/ -: +- xx <= >=  -->  ≠ ÷ ± × ≤ ≥
> > Superscripts:  ^0 ^1 ^2 ^3  -->  ⁰ ¹ ² ³
> > Simple fractions:  12 13 ... 78  -->  ½ ⅓ ... ⅞
> > Here's a cute one:  CCCP  -->  ☭  (hammer & sickle)
> > And like your first examples:  oo mu ss  -->  ° µ ß  
> 
> Trouble is, nobody's going to guess or memorize any of that stuff.

I've been pleasantly surprised by how guessable most of them are.
Occasionally I have to dig a bit deeper, but for diacritics,
superscripts (using the "^", as well as subscripts using "_"),
fractions, and arrows (either a "-" or a "|" followed by a
character that looks like the arrow-head "<>v^") are all pretty easy
to guess when you understand the patterns.

-tkc





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