Unicode Utilities: Confusables
https://util.unicode.org/UnicodeJsps/confusables.jsp, posted Aug '22 by peter in development online search text unicode
With this demo, you can supply an Input string and see the combinations that are confusable with it, using data collected by the Unicode consortium. You can also try different restrictions, using characters valid in different approaches to international domain names.
The 1071 hieroglyphs from Unicode 5.2
https://mjn.host.cs.st-andrews.ac.uk/egyptian/unicode/tablemain.html, posted 2016 by peter in history language list reference unicode
The descriptions of the signs mostly follow Gardiner's publications. However, an attempt was made to achieve a greater consistency.
Creative usernames and Spotify account hijacking | Spotify Labs
labs.spotify.com/2013/06/18/creative-usernames/, posted 2013 by peter in development security unicode webdesign
Spotify supports unicode usernames which we are a bit proud of (not many services allow you to have ☃, the unicode snowman, as a username). However, it has also been a reliable source of pain over the years. This is the story of one time when it bit us pretty badly and how we spent Easter dealing with it.
Which Unicode characters can you depend on? | The Endeavour
www.johndcook.com/blog/2013/04/11/which-unicode-characters-can-you-depend-on/, posted 2013 by peter in language typography unicode webdesign
So what characters can you count on nearly everyone being able to see? To answer this question, I looked at the characters in the intersection of several common fonts: Verdana, Georgia, Times New Roman, Arial, Courier New, and Droid Sans. My thought was that this would make a very conservative set of characters. There are 585 characters supported by all the fonts listed above. Most of the characters with code points up to U+01FF are included. This range includes the code blocks for Basic Latin, Latin-1 Supplement, Latin Extended-A, and some of Latin Extended-B. The rest of the characters in the intersection are Greek and Cyrillic letters and a few scattered symbols. Flat, natural, sharp, and gradient didn’t make the cut.
Shapecatcher: Draw the Unicode character you want!
shapecatcher.com/, posted 2013 by peter in language online search text typography unicode
Draw something in the left box! And let shapecatcher help you to find the most similar unicode characters! Currently, there are 11817 unicode character glyphs in the database. Japanese, Korean and Chinese characters are currently not supported.