It’s been interesting to see the rise of Unicode (now version 5.2). Its’ usage is a boon to programming types, but also to the everyday public as Google have just announced their support for the latest standard, adding somewhere near 6,600 new characters to their search algorithm.

Unicode Reaching 50%

Google have been tracking Unicode usage through its index for quite some time now and I’m sure other major search engines will be refreshing their search algorithms to the new standard if they haven’t already.

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