Programmers and developers recognize Unicode as a super set of characters from nearly every language in the world and as a necessary standard to oblige to. Unicode represents a set of of over 109,000 characters. While that number is impressive, the visual representation of that many characters is simply astounding. I came across a video on YouTube that flashes one Unicode character per frame; it lasts over 30 minutes. Watch the video for about 30 seconds, and you’ll get the idea.
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