Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

Tagged #unicode


Super cool unicode text magic. Use s̶t̶r̶i̶k̶e̶t̶h̶r̶o̶u̶g̶h̶, 𝐛𝐨𝐥𝐝, 𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒔, and 🅜🅞🅡🅔 on Facebook, Twitter, and everywhere else.

The Big List of Naughty Strings

a list of strings which have a high probability of causing issues when used as user-input data.

Unicode Text Converter

Create bold, italic, small caps and more for cut-and-pasting

Use UTF-8 throughout your web stack

Twitter sparklines

Sparklines (sparktweets) using Unicode characters. Further clever innovation within tweet constraints.

⌘C ⌘V Character

Killer idea. Click on a symbol to get the character or HTML entity copied to your clipboard ready for pasting.

Unicode Data with PHP 5 and MySQL

Don’t forget to SET NAMES ‘utf8’ before you write

UTF8, MySQL, Perl and PHP

Unicode (UTF-8) Test

Test if your OS/browser/fonts display UTF-8 correctly. Includes Greek and Cyrillic tests

Block Elements - Test for Unicode support in Web browsers

Use blocks, make words, annoy people on forums!

UTF-8 Sampler

UnicodeChecker 1.9 (Quarter Life Crisis)

Unicode Chart -


Converts text from one encoding to another - useful for work with Unicode

UTF8, MySQL 4.1, and ColdFusion MX 7.0

dAlchemy | End to End Unicode Web Applications in Python

…including some useful tips for PostgreSQL/Python/Unicode

Writing UTF-8 Text Files with ColdFusion