"Unicode of Death"

Bill Poser billposer2 at gmail.com
Thu May 28 16:01:55 CDT 2015

No doubt the evil Unicode Consortium is in league with the Trilateral
Commission, the Elders of Zion,and the folks at NASA who faked the moon
landing.... :)

On Thu, May 28, 2015 at 7:53 AM, Doug Ewell <doug at ewellic.org> wrote:

> Unicode is in the news today as some folks with waaay too much time on
> their hands have discovered a string consisting of Latin, Arabic,
> Devanagari, and CJK characters that crashes Apple devices when it
> appears as a pop-up message.
> Although most people seem to identify it correctly as a CoreText bug,
> there are a handful, as you might expect, who attribute it to some shady
> weirdness in Unicode itself. My favorite quote from a Reddit user was
> this:
> "Every character you use has a unicode value which tells your phone what
> to display. One of the unicode values is actually never-ending and so
> when the phone tries to read it it goes into an infinite loop which
> crashes it."
> I've read TUS Chapter 4 and UTR #23 and I still can't find the
> "never-ending" Unicode property.
> Perhaps astonishingly to some, the string displays fine on all my
> Windows devices. Not all apps get the directionality right, but no
> crashes.
> --
> Doug Ewell | http://ewellic.org | Thornton, CO ����
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