Monday, November 05, 2007

Computers: Fonts, Encodings, Fun

Probably all my friends that had to deal with more than one language (Russian/Cyrillic especially) have faced the problem when a non-unicode application or the page on the web wouldn't recognize the encoding and display the question marks or the nonsence characters instead of the Russian symbols. In some Russian fairy tales, there is some kind of a knight during his long journey, on the road, faces a stone where it is written - if you go to the left, you will lose your horse; if you go to the right, you will lose your life, if you go straight ... and so on. So, I think this picture (although a pretty old one) combines both in a nice way. Very often there are things that you really need to see from the screen but it's not that easy. For the programs, things became much easier after Windows 2000 and the implementation of the Unicode. However, for the web pages it is still a problem sometimes ... Windows-1251, KOI8-R ...


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3 comments:

Барков said...

Правильно, Гена! Русский язык нуждается в пропаганде, а еще более в защите от дискриминации!

Anonymous said...

Согласен, освободим русский язык,краСавЧеГ :)

Серега said...

Ура