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Oct. 16th, 2010 | 10:33 pm
mood: amusedamused
music: Triakel - Bli som far

I doubt that any font actually has the right glyph for this yet, but apparently, Unicode (6.0) includes the "💩" character (0x1F4A9), which is described thusly:

1F4A9	PILE OF POO
	= dog dirt

There's several more rather quaint ones in the same area, too. How about "1F3E4 EUROPEAN POST OFFICE" (🏤)? Or "1F46F WOMAN WITH BUNNY EARS" (👯)? Or "1F4D4 NOTEBOOK WITH DECORATIVE COVER" (📔, which is apparently distinct from the plain "1F4D3 NOTEBOOK", 📓)?

There's even a "1F43A WOLF FACE" (🐺). Yay. ^^

(All these are part of the "emoji" symbols that recently got added and that are apparently quite popular in Japan and elsewhere in eastern Asia. Unicode is trying to help with standardizing these, which is a good thing, but I personally still find them quite amusing.)

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from: tamino
date: Oct. 16th, 2010 08:37 pm (UTC)
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All this, and they still refuse to put Klingon in? :-/

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from: schnee
date: Oct. 16th, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
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Yeah... doesn't make that much sense, does it? Although I guess one could argue that Klingon is not actually in use in the real world for the most part.

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from: nikonraccoon
date: Oct. 16th, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
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Hmm. I think I'm missing some language support. I just see a Box. Just don't know which one to look for.

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from: schnee
date: Oct. 16th, 2010 11:41 pm (UTC)
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As I said, it's doubtful that any font is going to have the right glyphs for these yet. I imagine Code2000 (or, rather, Code2001) eventually will pick them up, though.

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