Talk:1209: Encoding

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He may have lost control whilst trying to fly in squares... What‽ --DanB (talk) 13:36, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

I've always thought that "interrobang" was one of the coolest words in the English language. Don't ya think?! --Dangerkeith3000 (talk) 15:32, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

Coolest? Not the coolest, but a good word by some other measure, certainly. I might as well insist that... thingummy... oh... whatsit... ah, yes, that's it... "Lethology" is as cool. 00:51, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
I like that "Gnaborretni" (an upside down interrobang) is as valid a word as "Interrobang". -Pennpenn 23:03, 25 February 2016 (UTC)

I think the "C0 Block" text may also be a skywriting double meaning, as skywriters use something called "Corvus Oil" to make the smoke. 18:27, 8 May 2013 (UTC) Dustin

Saying that the C0 block ‘is there’ makes me think that the skywriter already wrote it; perhaps they hired the skywriter to write out all of Unicode in order‽ The interrobang is followed by a diacritic (overline), but unfortunately it's not combining. (The combining overline comes later.) —TobyBartels (talk) 20:02, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

I think that they were intentionally trying to trick the skywriter into doing the patterns bad. After all, why would someone actually need diacritics on an interrobang. --Purah126 (talk) 01:57, 3 March 2023 (UTC)

Just from real life

Many of the web servers I am responsible for are using [[1]EBCDIC]. Browsers are on [[2]ASCII].

I can tell you that this is the hell.

--Dgbrt (talk) 20:38, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

"Skytyping" uses five or more planes flying in formation to skywrite in a dot-matrix format. It is computer controlled, so it really could have codepage issues. 23:36, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

Just now catching up by reading all past comics and felt compelled to make my first comment on this one! Since Randall frequently makes subtle references to past subject matter, I wonder if the "C0" in the title text could be a reference to #878 - Model Rail, where he mentions the conflict over HO vs H0 scale on Wikipedia. If you take C0 to mean CO instead, this could be a reference to Carbon Monoxide in the atmosphere, since that's where the skywriting is taking place. I was surprised that nobody had mentioned this possible interpretation yet. Ianrbibtitlht (talk) 18:53, 29 May 2017 (UTC)