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Old 08-03-2008, 01:53 PM   #46
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(So... did you know that < and > are called waka, and ! is bang, etc.?!!)
Yes, I did. I'm also aware of such curiosities as the interrobang.
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Old 08-03-2008, 01:58 PM   #47
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i sincerely don't know how we get by without incorporating the interrobang into standard charsets. i would have use for that punctuation mark daily. maybe we could get that as a smiley, as well (after the :ironymark: of course).
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:13 PM   #48
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Can't believe no one has posted this one yet!

There are 10 types of people on planet earth...

those who understand binary and those who don't!
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:21 PM   #49
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Can't believe no one has posted this one yet!

There are 10 types of people on planet earth...

those who understand binary and those who don't!
oh sheesh, i can't believe *I* didn't post that one yet !! that's one of my favorite jokes (because i am a big geek too).

nice catch !
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Old 08-03-2008, 08:10 PM   #50
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Can't believe no one has posted this one yet!

There are 10 types of people on planet earth...

those who understand binary and those who don't!
We were waiting for you to post it.

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Old 08-03-2008, 09:50 PM   #51
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i sincerely don't know how we get by without incorporating the interrobang into standard charsets. i would have use for that punctuation mark daily. maybe we could get that as a smiley, as well (after the :ironymark: of course).
Well, the interrobang is part of Unicode so on the modern Web we can use it at will. Yes‽ Yes!

The irony mark unfortunately isn't part of Unicode؟
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Well, the interrobang is part of Unicode so on the modern Web we can use it at will. Yes Yes!
YES !!!




(but, um, how ? other than copy / pasting yours every time... i checked in my "table of characters" and didn't see it. maybe i was looking in the wrong place ?)

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The irony mark unfortunately isn't part of Unicode؟
...but it should be. who do we have to write to about that

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Old 08-03-2008, 10:22 PM   #53
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YES !!!




(but, um, how ? other than copy / pasting yours every time... i checked in my "table of characters" and didn't see it. maybe i was looking in the wrong place ?)
From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interrobang

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Although most fonts do not include the interrobang, it has not disappeared: Microsoft provides several versions of the interrobang character as part of the Wingdings 2 character set ( on the }/] and the ~/` keys) available with Microsoft Office.[4] It was accepted into Unicode and is present in several fonts, including Lucida Sans Unicode, Arial Unicode MS, and Calibri, the default font in the new Office 2007 suite. [5]
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The interrobang is not a standard punctuation mark. Few modern typefaces or fonts include a glyph for the interrobang character. It is at Unicode code point U+203D. It can be used in HTML documents with ‽ or &#x203D;, although the second form has poor support in common web browsers. The Interrobang can be used in some word processors with the alt code ALT+8253 when working in a font that supports the interrobang, or using an operating system that performs font substitution.
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:24 PM   #54
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thanks dennis !

(pfff. should have thought to check in wingdings...)
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(but, um, how ? other than copy / pasting yours every time... i checked in my "table of characters" and didn't see it. maybe i was looking in the wrong place ?)
Most OSes have some way which will let you type in arbitrary Unicode characters by their codepoint. Try googling for something like "<your OS> type unicode characters." Once you've got that, the interrobang is Unicode code point U+203D.

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...but it should be. who do we have to write to about that ???
Ah, that one worked out less well. Your very Wikipedia link informed me that Unicode has "Arabic Question Mark" at U+061F which resembles the irony mark. So I was trying to irony mark the sentence . I actually see it in both my post and yours, but apparently your browser's Unicode support / your available fonts don't render it for you.
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:40 PM   #56
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no no, i see it as well ; i know about the arabic question mark too but i remember reading it can cause problems when used in a left-to-right language, since it is a right-to-left character.

strictly speaking the arabic question mark is not quite the irony mark but it's the closest thing we have for the moment. but i still want the REAL irony mark ; and that is what i was talking about.
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this whole discussion is a testament to your collective extreme geekiness. i think your geek cards may need to be upgraded to platinum, if they haven't been already.
Actually, mine is set at Carbon Nanofibre currently...
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:56 PM   #58
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I upgraded mine to scrith.
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Mine is dialed up to scrith.
mine will probably be revoked if i admit i had to look that up.
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