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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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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!

Chorus:
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.

    -dave