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Right-To-Left Override Twitter Name

2020 Oct 21, 3:50

Its rare to find devs anticipating Unicode control characters showing up in user input. And the most fun when unanticipated is the Right-To-Left Override character U+202E. Unicode characters have an implicit direction so that for example by default Hebrew characters are rendered from right to left, and English characters are rendered left to right. The override characters force an explicit direction for all the text that follows.

I chose my Twitter display name to include the HTML encoding of the Right-To-Left Override character #x202E; as a sort of joke or shout out to my favorite Unicode control character. I did not anticipate that some Twitter clients in some of their UI would fail to encode it correctly. There's no way I can remove that from my display name now.


Try it on Amazon.


How about pages that want to tell you about the U+202E. 


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Retweet of stshank

2015 Apr 13, 9:23
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Retweet of sleevi_

2015 Apr 7, 2:41
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Retweet of CastIrony

2015 Mar 31, 10:09
http://com.google  is funny until you remember ICANN is selling out their core mission to enable crap like that.
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Tweet from David_Risney

2015 Mar 24, 9:59
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Retweet of ivanristic

2015 Feb 26, 2:45
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Good news everyone! Of course Microsoft employees are not eligible but that’s probably for the best.

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