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Can screen readers interpret Unicode styles fonts such as bold and italics?

I have seen serval social media channels using Unicode to make part of their text bold or italicised on websites such as Twitter, where this sort of thing is usually not possible. It crossed my mind ...
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Is 💩 (Unicode 'pile of poo') considered NSFW?

Can I use the 💩 character as a legitimate status indication on, say, a web application, or in a desktop application? Or will it offend/embarrass people? NSFW = "Not safe/suitable for work", although ...
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What are the most common special characters used in email addresses?

I'm working on an onscreen keyboard for a kiosk-type application where the user can type in their email address using that keyboard. We will have a 'more symbols' type button to toggle the keyboard ...
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Samsung Android phone rendering chess unicode as Emoji? [closed]

I'm developing a javascript implementation of Singularity Chess and I'm having a really weird issue with rendering on Samsung phones. Samsung phones render unicode chess characters as what appear to ...
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Can we use “&” symbol instead of “and” in the main menu navigation items of a web application?

I have menu items like "Logs and Statistics" and I thought we could mention it as "Logs & Statistics". What is the recommended way?
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How can I best display a blank space character?

A web app I'm writing singles out individual characters found on a traditional keyboard. I have a very limited area in which the character can be displayed (which is basically the width of a W ...
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HTML Entity ( Unicode ) Character UI Reference List

I find that I have trouble articulating this question, but it's something like this: I'm looking for a list of html entities from the standpoint of UI and UX. In other words, a list of all html ...
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Why does Google remove special characters from search?

It's worth noting not all special characters are removed, for example C# and C++ (programming languages) return results, $ returns results, etc. However, I tried searching for a code segment that I ...
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Why no typographic apostrophe in auto-correct?

Probably the first kind of automatic alteration or correction of characters entered by the user by means of a keyboard, were “smart quotes”, i.e. the replacement of ' and " by proper typographic, ...
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What is this character ? [closed]

I came across this character in a work-related document and I cannot understand what it is supposed to signify or even which language it is from. It is used in a grid and I am not sure if the presence ...
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Is it bad practice to use Guillemets (laquo and raquo) on links?

Is it bad practice to use the HTML entities of the guillemets « («) and » (») on links? Originally they're used in many languages like French and Spanish to indicate ...
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What character can I use to represent the space bar?

I provide the user with a list of key sequences that lets the user type only with ASCII characters and generate various Unicode characters. This is what they see in the sequence list window: My ...
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Should special characters or punctuation be included in hyperlink text?

I researched this topic and there appears to be conflicting answers for this question. When hyperlinked text might include special characters/punctuation, is it proper to include these characters ...