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TorgoX (1933)


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Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Sunday January 06, 2002
08:37 AM

Unicode, Oh Unicode!

[ #1949 ]
Dear Log,

The CDROM that comes with the massive Unicode Standard 3.0 book, if accessed as a CDROM, has lots of Unicode character data on it. But, little known fact: Pop it in an audio CD player, and there's an audio track of "The Unicode Anthem". That link is to a 4.5 meg file; you are encouraged to mirror it yourself, since I may delete it in a few days.

The lyrics:

Unicode, Oh Unicode!

Oh, beautiful for Uni-Han,
for spacious User Zone!
For rampant scripts of India
and polar Nunavut!

Unicode, Oh Unicode!
May all your code points shine forever
and your beacon light the world!

Oh, marvelous for sixteen bits,
for precious surrogates!
For Bi-Di algorithm dear
and stalwart I-P-A!

Oh, glorious for Hangul fair,
for symbols mathematical!
For myriad exotic scripts
and punctuation we adore!

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  • I don't know what else to say.

    Except that there appears to be a lot of dead space at the end of the MP3.

    But man, that's nuts. Do they actually sing this at Unicode conventions? Does Perl need an anthem?
  • very, very ill.