Usage stats?

Clive Hohberger cph13 at
Fri Mar 27 21:15:18 CDT 2015

Interesting that you should bring up the ^ and tilde. Their OS independence
and IBM mainframe compatibility is the reason in 1985 I chose them as the
command prefixes for the now widely used ZPL label design programming
language. ISO 646 IRV was chosen as the programming character set.

On Friday, March 27, 2015, David Starner <prosfilaes at> wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 2:03 PM, Michael Norton
> <michaelanortonster at <javascript:;>> wrote:
> >
> > This is good because when the volumes of traffic begin to exponentially
> increase over a space, if there are predominant formulations of Unicode for
> each, they need to be recognized for a number of reasons depending on which
> sector or, as you say, corpus, you're in.
> Huh?
> > In the above example, I think it's safe to say U+0020 online, though I
> would like to compare with the other 30 "space" characters you mentioned
> Markus.   If I know traffic figures for where the other space characters
> are used, I can draw a pretty good estimation and correlation of it.
> ASCII characters are the safest to use online (everyone supports
> them), except when they are the most dangerous (characters found
> outside ASCII can rarely be used for tag/SQL/code injection). If you
> want to know what people can display, look at the fonts that come with
> the OSes that you're interested in. There's interesting things you can
> do with this data, but if you want to know what's safe online, it's
> way more important to be familiar with the basic preexisting character
> sets then to know what the distribution of characters is. ~ and ^ will
> work about everywhere, whereas á won't and ę is even worse, and that
> has nothing to do with their frequency online.
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