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Seen on a bumper sticker: I � UNICODE.

Updated 30 May: Nick’s comment reminded me that people on other platforms may not be seeing the same thing as I, which indeed, as he suggests, is funny because everyone potentially gets their own version of the joke. So just for the record, here’s the bumper sticker:

Thu, 25 May 2006, 11:22 PM PDT
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  1. Well, I see the middle character simply as a question mark even though the original markup has some unicode value - so my browser is perhaps creating its own version of the joke?

    Nick Rothwell, Tuesday, 30 May 2006, 2:45 AM PDT

  2. At first glance, I just thought it echoed a pretty common (including my own) ambivalent sentiment towards unicode, but Nick’s comment prompted me to look at with 3 different browsers on the same platform (Safari, IE, and Firefox) each with a slightly different take ... so perhaps this is a case where the machine gets the joke better than I.

    – Brian Adamson, Sunday, 11 June 2006, 1:19 PM PDT

  3. I saw a comment on another blog about this same sticker, spotted in the Bay Area. The blogger’s headline, however, at least in my WinXP/Firefox browser, read “I <square box> UNICODE”.

    Funny either way.

    Tony Ramos, Sunday, 18 June 2006, 1:59 PM PDT

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