Cursed Image of the Week 24385

The core ghost characters
A Spectre is Haunting Unicode:

In 1978 Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry established the encoding that would later be known as JIS X 0208, which still serves as an important reference for all Japanese encodings. However, after the JIS standard was released people noticed something strange - several of the added characters had no obvious sources, and nobody could tell what they meant or how they should be pronounced. Nobody was sure where they came from. These are what came to be known as the ghost characters (幽霊文字).

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4 Responses:

  1. Pavel says:

    Aw, if only the artist formerly incarnated as Prince were still alive :/

  2. Arthur Hampton says:

    Now I know what characters to get inked on me.

  3. Cat Mara says:

    I ſaye to thee againe: Do not call uppe that which thou canſt not put downe. Have all ways atte Hande ye Wordes for laying at all times readie

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