Unicode Frenzy
December 26, 2011 8:24 PM   Subscribe

Unicode Frenzy
Random configurations of Unicode characters, stacked or scattered off-kilter
Role: programmer, designer, etc.
posted by rottytooth (8 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

incredible. I love it.
posted by aparrish at 8:20 AM on December 27, 2011

I like this. I particularly like the repeated / shifted characters. It'd be cool if you put the random number seed in the URL so I could share specific ones with friends.
posted by Nelson at 2:34 PM on December 27, 2011 [2 favorites]

Nelson, that's an awesome idea, and I just implemented it -- as a permalink button on the page.
posted by rottytooth at 4:36 PM on December 27, 2011 [1 favorite]

I'm getting empty rectangles pretty frequently, like maybe I'm missing a font or something? Running Windows 7 and Firefox 9.0.1.
posted by exogenous at 11:41 AM on December 28, 2011

Looks like they're not really empty - they have little hex codes in them - like this
posted by exogenous at 11:45 AM on December 28, 2011

Install these
posted by LogicalDash at 10:29 AM on December 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

exogenous -- yeah, personally I don't mind the empty rectangles, as they're part of the aesthetics of Unicode (and sometimes create patterns I like. But if they're coming up too often, I would also install Quivira.
posted by rottytooth at 12:13 PM on January 2, 2012 [2 favorites]

I'm using Firefox on Ubuntu, and I get taken to a warning page saying the app only renders properly in Firefox. My user-agent string is "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20111107 Ubuntu/10.04 (lucid) Firefox/3.6.24"
posted by fings at 8:15 AM on January 15, 2012

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