Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An international encoding standard for use with different languages and scripts, by which each letter, digit, or symbol is assigned a unique numeric value that applies across different platforms and programs.
- ‘Gentium is a Unicode typeface that contains Roman, Greek and Cyrillic characters, including many characters seldom seen in even the most ambitious typefaces.’
- ‘This means that a Unicode document can contain any number of characters from any number of languages, without having to worry about clashes between them.’
- ‘What they did do was give an academic discussion about how to preserve shell code in a Unicode conversion environment, with no code samples.’
- ‘This is admirable, but it is nearly impossible to filter a Unicode character stream to decide what is ‘safe ‘in some application and what is not.’
- ‘As there are two bytes for every letter, we assume we are dealing with a multibyte representation of text, most likely a Unicode encoding.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.