Trying to work with Unicode can be frustrating at times. Here’s an excellent free book with valuable practical tips for all users, and much more for linguists too.
Create and resolve Finder aliases from the command line, and convert Unicode strings into any of their normalised forms.
Apfelstrudel, which explores Unicode normalisation and string operations; Dystextia for obfuscating Roman text using spoofing; and Rosettavert for converting between text encodings.
Tools for examining Unicode normalisation, converting between text encodings, and for obfuscating text using similar Unicode characters.
Apple now states that APFS will handle the problems of normalisation of file and folder names. At least in iOS 10.3.3 and macOS 10.12.6, due shortly.
Apple is making adjustments to its new APFS file system for iOS. Will that bring similar improvements in compatibility to High Sierra?
This new version has performance improvements, and can now encode almost every character in normal English text to an obscure Unicode codepoint. Total obfuscation!
There are lots of different ways to modify a string, but some would turn out to be very inefficient. A gentle wander through CharacterView and a mapping closure.
Want to hide text from electronic searching and matching? Or just explore some of Unicode’s encoding issues? Here’s a useful tool.
Unicode is wonderful, a foundation for culture, but flawed. With characters that are visually indistinguishable having different encodings, it is rotting our filenames, URLs, and strings.