20 October 2006

Have You Used An Interrobang‽

I read Eats, Shoots and Leaves ages back and mentioned in that was the interrobang punctuation designed for use as an exclaimed question. I was surprised (in a geeky delighted way) to discover that the Unicode character ‽ does just that. I rarely use the exclamation mark anyway and I'd never consider using !? (except as an example to the fact that I'd never consider it). But doesn't a combined character have so many possibilities‽

2 comments:

endie said...

Was the last character of that post unicode? Or an intentional control-character placeholder put there for ironic effect?

Gary said...

Unfortunately it wasn't an ironic example of why we don't use Unicode characters. Rather it was a Unicode character. It should have worked though. Hummm...