Just some from my bookmarks...
And then maybe, a few years down the line 'the address'
Everyone from now on can have smiley face domain names.
http://mct.verisign-grs.com/conversiontool/convertServlet?in... converted it to PUNYCODE.
Your browser needs support for IDN to make this work; in Firefox it's the option network.enableIDN
(FF, Windows XP)
It is a common experience for East Asians; the same CJK kanji character sometimes has different glyphs for Chinese and Japanese. It is still quite a hassle to fix all fontset to show them right (I gave up.)
For me on Windows XP:
Google Chrome: Square (Fail)
IE7: Square (Fail)
Opera 9.52: Snowman (Pass)
Firefox 2.x: Snowman (Pass)
I don't know a lot about unicode, does anyone know if there is a solution to the "I'm doing the obvious wrong thing by rendering an incorrect glyph" problem? It seems like it would be pretty cool to have rendering engines report back code points that they were unable to render, allowing the application to signal to the user that something is wrong, or even better yet, offer to launch a service to find a font that has that code point.
E2 98 83 FTW