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Mar. 29th, 2011 | 01:02 am
mood: tiredtired
music: Triakel - Polska efter Fredrik Andersson, Raukasjö

Are there any unicode/font/... geeks who can explain to me (in simple words) why the character ⏠ ("U+23E0 TOP TORTOISE SHELL BRACKET") causes some following characters to appear larger than normal? E.g., using ⎝ ("U+239D LEFT PARENTHESIS LOWER HOOK"):


⎝⏠⎝

(If you can't see the above, or if it all looks fine to you, here's what I see.) All these SHOULD be the same size, as far as I can tell, but they're not. Why? o.o

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from: tamino
date: Mar. 28th, 2011 11:07 pm (UTC)
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The two hook thingies in your example do show up as the same size as each other, on Safari 5.0.4 on Mac.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Mar. 28th, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
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Hmm, very interesting. I should try different OSes/browsers. :)

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Canis Rufus

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from: canisrufus_uk
date: Mar. 28th, 2011 11:29 pm (UTC)
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strange, on my friends page they're both the same size, huge, but when i click to view the individual entry, they're different sizes.

Firefox on windows

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Mar. 28th, 2011 11:34 pm (UTC)
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Hmm, interesting. :)

I've tried three browsers on two OSes (both windows versions, admittedly) now, but it always looks the same for me. Same when I use ?format=light, too; there's no change.

What does ?style=mine do for you?

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Canis Rufus

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from: canisrufus_uk
date: Mar. 28th, 2011 11:36 pm (UTC)
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It makes them both turn large

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Mar. 28th, 2011 11:41 pm (UTC)
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Both? Hmm.

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Sandwalker

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from: greytail
date: Mar. 29th, 2011 05:33 am (UTC)
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I'm wondering why you're using such characters in the first place. o.^

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Mar. 29th, 2011 09:35 am (UTC)
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They were part of a smiley that showed a curious misrendering. :)

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The Mystery of the Supranational Rabbit

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from: porsupah
date: Mar. 29th, 2011 08:51 am (UTC)
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Yep, all boringly predictable here:


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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Mar. 29th, 2011 09:35 am (UTC)
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Hmm, interesting. I assume that's on OS X, too?

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Mar. 29th, 2011 11:18 am (UTC)
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Interesting, thanks! Coupled with the comments about OS X above, it seems like it's an issue with windows font rendering, then — and one that persists even in windows 7 (which I also checked).

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Mar. 29th, 2011 11:41 am (UTC)
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Perhaps; I really lack the expertise to make even an educated guess what is going wrong here and where. :)

I should probably experiment more and find out which trailing characters are affected this way — I already found yesterday that not all are.

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