Sunday, July 28, 2013

academic Unicode experts

Today I find an academic Unicode expert who has the very errors he warns of in his own web page and who fails to declare the char‐encoding of that page : Unicode quote marks !

I suggest supplementing what he says with the advice on Unicode quotation in languages other than English :  wp.

But if the PC is not a typewriter – and only programmers need ASCII ` ' and " – then why not TEXT keyboards for users and APL‐style programmer keyboards for those who script, hack and program ?

As for hyphen and dash, those topics are linked in the wp article in its right‐side panel.

Friday, July 26, 2013

First Nations agglutinative languages

Is there First Nations people with an agglutinative language that is teaching Japanese as a foreign language?

Is there a school in Japan teaching Cree or Blackfoot ?

Monday, July 1, 2013

Pale Moon browser 20.2 released

Here is the list from
  • (CVE-2013-1692) Fix for the inclusion of body data in an XMLHttpRequest HEAD request, making cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks via a crafted web site more difficult.
  • (CVE-2013-1697) Fix to restrict use of DefaultValue for method calls, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript code with chrome privileges.
  • (CVE-2013-1694) Fix to properly handle the lack of a wrapper, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.
  • Fix to prevent arbitrary code execution from the profiler developer tool.
  • Fix for a crash when rapidly reloading pages.
  • Fix for cross-document selections.
  • Fixes for several crashes in JavaScript.
  • Fixes for several memory safety hazards and uncommon memory leaks.
The best browser for journals on Windows 7 ?