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Video Rewind — Unicode, the Video: All 49,000 Characters

The days of dealing with Unicode seem to have gone, but there was a time when systems weren’t capable of displaying or ingesting Unicode. It may still happen, and if it does, this 33-minute video of all 49,000 Unicode characters, originally featured here in 2011, may give you sympathy for the scope of the integration.

Of course, diacritical marks — the tittle, the umlaut, the cedilla, and the macron, to name a few — pass in and out of our texts all the time. See how many you can spot!

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About Kent Anderson

I am the Publisher at AAAS/Science. Previously, I have worked as CEO/Publisher of the STRIATUS/JBJS, Inc., a publishing executive at the New England Journal of Medicine, and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Opinions on social media or blogs are my own.

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