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GUNSU!

by Rob Friesel

Via MeFi: A brief history of [tag]Unicode[/tag] in Japan:

[tag]JIS X 0208[/tag] (originally JIS C 6226) of 1978 was the first JIS character set to include [tag]kanji[/tag]. It specified 6,335 kanji, arranged by frequency into two levels … Many bizarre mistakes were made in transcribing names, resulting in several new kanji coming into existance.

And many years later, also giving birth to such delightful words as “[tag]GUNSU[/tag]!”(for Julia)

About Rob Friesel

Software engineer by day, science fiction writer by night. Author of The PhantomJS Cookbook and a short story in Please Do Not Remove. View all posts by Rob Friesel →

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