2008-08-15

Spoofing with Unicode

This eBay seller enjoys leaving humorous or semi-humorous quips in his feedback for others.

Note his use of Unicode spoofing in his feedback for the item dated 30-Jun-08:

ʞɔɐqpǝǝɟ uʍop ǝpısdn
• +++++++ɐ ¡uoıʇɔɐsuɐɹʇ ʇɐǝɹƃ
¡ʇuǝɯʎɐd ʇsɐɟ ǝɥʇ ɹoɟ noʎ ʞuɐɥʇ 'ppɐ oʇ pǝʇuɐʍ osןɐ ı

Impressive, eh?

In follow-up: David Faden offers a web converter for turning your text, based on Philip Newton's question: ¿ʇı̣ əsnqɐ ʇ,uɐɔ noʎ ɟı̣ əpoɔı̣un sı̣ pooɓ ʇɐɥʍ

3 Comments:

Blogger John Cowan said...

Cool. Suggestion: follow the Turkish i with a combining dot below.

15 August 2008 20:01  
Blogger Michael Everson said...

He's used Hebrew final nun for the inverted l in "also" but of course now he should use the Lhuydian inverted l at U+A781.

15 August 2008 20:12  
Blogger Andrew West said...

Wait a minute, we have had U+1D09 (LATIN SMALL LETTER TURNED I) since 4.0, and U+1D77 (LATIN SMALL LETTER TURNED G) since 4.1, and now that 5.1 is released we also have U+A781 LATIN SMALL LETTER TURNED L.

So I think that the comment should be:

ʞɔɐqpǝǝɟ uʍop ǝpᴉsdn
• +++++++ɐ ¡uoᴉʇɔɐsuɐɹʇ ʇɐǝɹᵷ
¡ʇuǝɯʎɐd ʇsɐɟ ǝɥʇ ɹoɟ noʎ ʞuɐɥʇ 'ppɐ oʇ pǝʇuɐʍ osꞁɐ ᴉ


which displays OK with latest versions of both Everson Mono and Code2000 (except for the vertical alignment of the turned g).

18 August 2008 14:03  

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