@anthracite wow i love it
@anthracite yet they won't add sitelen pona :(
@anthracite here's my favorite mysterious unicode character: ⍼
WHO THE FUCK SNUCK ELLIS INTO UNICODE HOLY SHIT
@zoe After an unreasonable amount of digging, I found it! The UAX references ISO 9573-13 as well as a STIX project collecting glyphs used in scientific publishing. The STIX tables refer to a character 2376 as "angzarr" which leads to this MathML page:
damn that's some nice researching! If any of those source sets/standards predate 2004 then we can assume it is *not* someone sneaking Ellis into a character set for laughs.
I just managed to find a PDF of what I think is that ISO standard - https://www.jtc1sc34.org/repository/0433.pdf that includes Ellis/angzarr/⍼ and it is from late 2003. Which is *right* on the border of "well Ellis was developed around 2004 by nerds and she could have gotten in there".
There is, of course, no source for this glyph's inclusion. I did not expect there to be one. It just lurks there in the middle of a table called "9573-13-isoamsa". Which is just pointing back to... this very same ISO standard.
It is just There.
@anthracite @epilanthanomai yeah, i forgot to mention the whole "I've been literally chasing this unicode character and have been unable to find what or why it exists" thing which is why it's my favorite weird character
It is just a straight up mystery how what very much appears to be a sigil is just there
@anthracite "rare glyph"
[david attenborough voice] only once ever 137 years, this rare creature can be sighted in ...
Same energy, as the kids say:
@anthracite I thought it was a friggin' honeycomb.
@anthracite And yet it took us how long to get CC symbols in unicode?
@anthracite the monk didn't just doodle it in the middle of a phrase. He used it instead of a regular "o" in the slavic word for "-eyed" which is "-oki"
@anthracite * "-ochiti"
@anthracite These are the toots I live for!
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