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Author Topic: A Spectre is Haunting Unicode  (Read 1054 times)

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A Spectre is Haunting Unicode
« on: July 31, 2018, 07:24 AM »
Fun article..

In 1978 Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry established the encoding that would later be known as JIS X 0208, which still serves as an important reference for all Japanese encodings. However, after the JIS standard was released people noticed something strange - several of the added characters had no obvious sources, and nobody could tell what they meant or how they should be pronounced. Nobody was sure where they came from. These are what came to be known as the ghost characters



from http://www.osnews.com/

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Re: A Spectre is Haunting Unicode
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2018, 05:45 PM »
Really interesting reading!  Thanks for posting!

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Re: A Spectre is Haunting Unicode
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2018, 08:46 PM »
Seems like the inverse of the problem that the Chinese have.