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Tech News #7

1. iPhone 8’s new leaks by a Mobile case and screen guard manufacturing company.

2. Unicode 10 will launch 56 new emojis and you will be able to get it on your phone with the next update. 134 more words

Tech News

You Can Finally Type the Bitcoin Symbol

Computing industry standard, Unicode has added in its 10.0 version 8,518 characters, 4 new scripts, 56 new emojis and approved finally the official Bitcoin ‘B’ symbol… 30 more words


Usability of Special Characters: GSoC 2017

Woah, Google Summer of Code with LibreOffice ( x2 ). This time, I’ll be working on improvement and rework of Special Characters feature in LibreOffice and adding some enhancements to it. 206 more words


How Unicode can save math: part 2

It’s widely known that decimal – or “numbers” to most of us – is an inferior system. Decimal doesn’t work well for computers, which prefer base two and it doesn’t work well for humans either, at least not when compared to dozenal. 211 more words

User Interface

Beyond Scripting in Swift: Of characters and closures

The task of Dystextia would have been very simple in the past: look through a long string of byte-sized characters, replacing them according to a look-up table. 761 more words


Why we can't keep stringing along with Unicode

The world is full of fakes, and always has been. From the day that someone first noticed how similar iron pyrites (“fool’s gold”) is to gold, there have been people palming it off. 788 more words


Convert Numeric to ASCII/Unicode and vice-versa

Convert ASCII to Numeric and vice-versa using ord and chr

In [2]: print(ord(‘a’))

In [3]: print(chr(97))
Convert Unicode String to Unicode Numeric and vice-versa… 33 more words