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Noldoaran
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Icon 11 posted August 01, 2007 22:32      Profile for Noldoaran     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
˙xoq ɯoʇʇoq ǝɥʇ uı ɹɐǝddɐ llıʍ ǝpoɔıun uʍop-ǝpısdn ǝɥʇ puɐ xoqʇxǝʇ doʇ ǝɥʇ uı dılɟ oʇ ʇuɐʍ noʎ ʇxǝʇ ǝɥʇ ɹǝʇuǝ ʎldɯıs ˙ǝʌıʇɐǝɹɔ ʎʇʇǝɹd sɐʍ sı ʇɥƃnoɥʇ puɐ ǝʇıs sıɥʇ ʍɐs ı

Note: The text won't appear correctly if your browser doesn't support unicode. I heard about the site from a CNET news article.

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Ashitaka

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Icon 1 posted August 02, 2007 01:15      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It works for me at home in Firefox, but not at work using IE. I have made sure that I am using Unicode (UTF-8). Like that <blink> tag it just seems a useless annoying option that makes the HTML format less useable. This was not the intent of Unicode.

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Callipygous
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Icon 1 posted August 02, 2007 02:30      Profile for Callipygous     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
It works for me at home in Firefox, but not at work using IE.

Not work in IE. Quelle surprise! I am unsure whether IE even supports unicode. Still this should not be a massive problem unless you work for Textinversion Int'l Corp. [Wink]

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted August 02, 2007 03:31      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I love it.

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Icon 1 posted August 02, 2007 04:51      Profile for Zwilnik   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It works in your iChat status too [Wink]

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted August 02, 2007 05:59      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Interesting, over on /. the Geek Culture headlines section didn't render the upside-down text properly.

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Mac D
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It seems to work in MSN messanger and Yahoo messanger.

Thats really cool.

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Cute hack. For real upside down, look at what this guy did http://www.ex-parrot.com/~pete/upside-down-ternet.html

Look at the screenshots on the bottom of the page

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Icon 1 posted August 02, 2007 10:18      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Interesting, over on /. the Geek Culture headlines section didn't render the upside-down text properly.

Look at the top of this window. It doesn't there, either. Looks like it's dropping the multibyte characters.
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The Famous Druid

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quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Interesting, over on /. the Geek Culture headlines section didn't render the upside-down text properly.

Look at the top of this window. It doesn't there, either. Looks like it's dropping the multibyte characters.
Renders fine for me (Ubuntu Linux, Epiphany browser).

[edit] Renders fine in Ubuntu/Firefox.
Mac/Safari renders properly.
Mac/Firefox renders properly.
Mac/IE - doesn't render.
WinXP/Firefox text within window renders properly, but not the window title.
WinXP/IE - doesn't render.

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Displays correctly in Opera too. I suspect they're using a mix of UTF-8 and UTF-16 characters. IE only supports UTF-8.

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