Tuesday, January 24, 2006

what is the Unicode Mark of the Beast?

It should be obvious by now that Unicode is a tool for both good and evil. Now, it is also known that 666 is the Number of the Beast. The question now arises, what Unicode character is the Mark of the Beast?

Now, character 666 in Unicode, or U+029A in hexadecimal, is this innocent-looking thing:


Could it be the mark of evil?

Our other candidate is sneekier. Since hex is almost always used in discussions of unicode, maybe U+0666 (decimal 1638) fits the bill better:


This one also happens to be the digit "6" in Arabic. How convenient, as the Church Lady might say.