First post!

Ah... Another visitor. Stay a while. Stay forever!

Yeah, I'll never get tired of that. Anyway, this is the requisite meta-post. There's not much that looks different about the new No-sword, I'll grant you that, but it has become an all-Unicode operation, so feel free to comment in whatever damn language and script you please! Yeeehah! I think I'm gonna cut-and-paste me some things in three major Asian languages, to celebrate! (And to test.)




They sure don't use a lot of punctuation in Korean, do they?

Popularity factor: 14



지진과 해일로 10만명이 숨진 인도네시아 아체주에 6일 또 다시 지진이 발생했다고 홍콩 기상청이 밝혔다.


Mwahaha, all bow before the mighty power of my poor Japanese.
Sorry, just got caught up in all the excitement.


Hmm, I spoke too soon. Seems certain Windows users are having trouble. (It's always the Windows users.) Anyone got any specific horror stories?


Hey, I'm a window's user. Only couldn't see the last example, but it's probably just because I haven't the character set on my machine.

I thought when you move to a new site, it was practially law that you make it look different too. ;)


Congrats with your brand-new .jp domain! Hooray!





Everything's looking good in Konqueror on Linux (which means it's probably good in Safari on Mac OS X, too).

I love Unicode. Unfortunately my command of kanji isn't even adequate to express my extremely limited command of Japanese, and I don't speak any other languages with exotic scripts at all, so I'll copy and paste too.


श्रीभगवानुवाच ।
कालो ऽस्मि लोकक्षयकृत्प्रवृद्धो लोकान्समाहर्तुमिह प्रवृत्तः ।
ऋते ऽपि त्वां न भविष्यन्ति सर्वे ये ऽवस्थिताः प्रत्यनीकेषु योधाः ॥११.३२॥

ესე ამბავი სპარსული
ქართულად ნათარგმანები,
ვით მარგალიტი ობოლი,
ხელის-ხელ საგოგმანები,
ვპოვე და ლექსად გარდავთქვი,
საქმე ვქმენ საჭოჭმანები,
ჩემგან ხელქმნელმან დამმართოს,
ლაღმან და ლამაზმა ნები.



- Tim May

Pascale Soleil:

I'd follow you anywhere.



C-64 gaming was and is still the ultimate.


Welcome to your new home!


I thought Korean used spaces.


Are you an official resident of Japan? I thought country-specific domain names were for residents only. ...Which I guess you could be. ...Whatever.

Hmm... there might not be anything to see here, but there sure is a lot to see here.


Kitto: どーも(笑)

Ali: Yeah, I considered redoing things, but to be honest I kind of like the way this site looks. I did have fun turning the old site grey though.

Yasu: thanks! Are you ever going to post anything at your blog again? ;)

Yuki: MTはめんどくさいよ。高くなってるし…コメントスパムもひどくて…ブロガーで十分。しかも友達がそこで働いてる。あはは

Tim: Nice scripts! I need to download more fonts, I couldn't even view them all at first.

Pascale: Thanks! And, blush.

Justin: C64 gaming is totally the ultimate. But you sound disturbingly like a spambot in that comment.

Anonymous: I thought they did too, but the place I cut that text from didn't have any. Weird. Maybe a display issue.

Eric: I'm a temporary resident of Japan, I guess.. .jp domains only require a "Japanese presence", which I have and intend to keep having for the foreseeable future. (.co.jp and stuff are harder, though, you have to have a company or whatever.)

And I don't know why I find that folder view thing so disturbing when all of those pictures are already freely viewable in my archives.


Hey, Matt, if you want more Unicode fonts, two of the best sites are here and here. (You should note that some scripts - particularly Indian and SE Asian - require smart fonts to produce the correct glyphs, so it's not always enough to have a font that covers all the code points in a range. You might be less fetishistic than me about accurate display of text you can't read anyway, though.)
- Tim May


Hey,I can't understand the Chinese very clearly. not sure whether because of the computer system.

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