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  • I mean at the time of converting byte stream into characters.
  • Actually they were standard Unicode characters. And I wasn't actually trying to find edge cases; I was just aiming for nice typography and stumbled upon the bug by accident!

    For the record, I'd like it to be known I wasn't anywhere near Windows! I was actually using Ubuntu Linux running Gnome. Keyboard preferences lets you define a 'compose' key (I chose Caps Lock, cos that isn't something I ever use) then you can type sequences like Compose --- to get an em dash, or Compose "< to get opening curly q