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- Subject: Re: *** GMX Spamverdacht *** Re: Plea for the support of unicode escape sequences
- From: Edgar Toernig <froese@...>
- Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 22:04:42 +0200
Dirk Laurie wrote:
> > Could the next version have support for Unicode escape sequences?
> > (like "A smiley: \u263a, an en-dash: \u2013, an ellipsis: \u2026")
> Why not simply enter them as UTF-8 using your particular system's
> support for such characters?
> "A smiley: ☺, an en-dash: –, an ellipsis: …"
> To enter these, I did not need to know the four-hexdigit codes:
> my system has an easier method.
Not everyone has an editor which a) supports unicode and b) allows
one to insert every possible codepoint, for example non-printable
codes like \u200b - zero-width-space. And even if you can insert
them - you won't see them. I would even say, that on most systems,
the majority of unicodes printable characters just produce a square.