magnifique, chef's kiss, a single tear runs down my cheek
@aparrish reminds me of this beauty
@aparrish It's depressing to think of the percentage of jokes I'll come up with in my life that won't be as funny as this one
@FiXato @aparrish (for some definition of “character”—there are 1,114,112 codepoints in Unicode, most unassigned, but the assigned number of codepoints (143,859) does not count characters which are formed of multi-codepoint sequences, like hangeul, or accented characters, or ZWJ emoji, and only counts once characters as in Arabic which might have a variety of forms depending on where they appear in the word. including all of those, there are (practically speaking) probably about a million distinct characters encodable in Unicode (very rough off-the-top-of-my-head guess), or theoretically infinite if you want to include zalgo)
@FiXato @aparrish ah, and it appears that number (143,859) does not include control characters, surrogates, noncharacters, or private-use characters (there are a total of 283,506 designated codepoints in Unicode): https://www.unicode.org/versions/stats/charcountv13_0.html
@aparrish my favorite bit is when you ask about Prime Ministers with the abbreviation"pm"and get their heights in pico-meters…
@aparrish ah yes, the 7 genders,,,
the monkey's paw
the duck's foot
@aparrish Deep Thought has arrived at an answer
@aparrish my partner had to explain this to me.
all caps, cheerleader style
A SINGLE TEAR RUNS DOWN MY CHEEK
@aparrish In Unicode it's not characters, it's "codepoints" ;) https://scitech.video/videos/watch/38bc6082-c97a-4422-bbb5-5a96d94f8603
@aparrish isnt that the max length for a unicode char? like 7 bytes?
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