Unicode spammers

dug dug Follow Jan 09, 2008 · 1 min read
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my gmail inbox with multiflavoured spam

So when I first started being interested in markup, I used to spend a lot of time trying to get non Western characters to work in web pages and imagining all sorts of crazy systems to support the transparent publishing across many weird and wonderful languages with their equally unique fonts.

Then unicode support became routine and I guess I stopped being so amazed when it worked;-) So the state of play is both wonderful and a little crap: I can now be spammed in Kanji, Cyrillic or even English if the lottery folk think that’s what I’m most likely to read…

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Written by dug Follow
Hiya, life goes like this. Step 1: Get out of bed. Step 2: Make things better:-)