I 𐿿 Unicode

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2005/09/11 14:20 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2005/09/11/463670.aspx

In the true spirit of hilarious T-shirts for geeks involved with internationalization and/or computer typography, CafePress/NuclearTacos provides the

I {entity} Unicode T-shirts!

Now available in both Windows and Mac versions:


Celebrating what happens when the font that you need is either not there or not linked properly. :-)

When I wore the Windows one in the hallways of Microsoft, an impressive number of people got the joke (though like me, they may have realized they really are truly internationalization geeks because they got it!).

Highly recommended, and for the record: no I do not get any kickback for the recommendation. :-)

# Gabe on 11 Sep 2005 3:25 PM:

That's pretty cute, though I'm surprised nobody thought of "I ❤ Unicode" first.

BTW, which Unicode code point is the canonical null glyph?

# Michael S. Kaplan on 11 Sep 2005 3:31 PM:

Hi Gabe -- I do not have a font for LINEAR B IDEOGRAM B105F MARE. :-)

I believe that the NULL glyph is something that is in every font, and in fact can be different if the font maker wants to have it be something else. I am not sure what the Unicode code point would be, though....

# jozjan on 11 Sep 2005 4:43 PM:

I just wonder why is there that big "Made in the USA" stamp?

# CornedBee on 11 Sep 2005 5:54 PM:

Pfff, typical. No Mozilla version.


# Michael S. Kaplan on 11 Sep 2005 5:56 PM:

Hey jozjan -- I am just using the images they provide, you would have to ask them about that. :-)

# Suz on 11 Sep 2005 6:17 PM:

I managed to grab an image of the bumper sticker that doesn't have the big 'Made in USA' on it. I don't want to confuse anyone about my nationality. I don't know anyone in my real life who has ever heard of Unicode.

The empty box expresses where I am at right now since I am configuring a new computer this week end.

# Vorn on 11 Sep 2005 6:21 PM:

That's old-school Mac version. Gimme the kind with the representative glyph!


# Michael S. Kaplan on 11 Sep 2005 6:51 PM:

Suz -- the actual T-shirt does not have that -- it is just the image. :-)

# Suz on 11 Sep 2005 8:09 PM:

Um, let me try that again _ I wanted an *image* without Made in the USA on it.


# KJK::Hyperion on 11 Sep 2005 9:31 PM:

The canonical NULL character appears to be REPLACEMENT CHARACTER (U+FFFD):


(BTW, if you install the Arial Unicode font, you get the MacOS-style glyph)

# Gabe on 12 Sep 2005 1:27 AM:

I was talking about a heart, not a horse! BTW, when I said "❤", the 10084 is decimal, not hex. The hex version would be "❤". Of course, you're more likely to find a font with U+2665.

# Gabe on 12 Sep 2005 4:12 AM:

I meant a heart, not a horse. ❤ (U+2764 -- a heart) is not the same as 𐂄 (U+10084 -- a horse).

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