Unicode Plane Currently, about ten percent of the potential space is used. Furthermore, ranges of characters have been tentatively mapped out for every current and ancient writing system (script) the Unicode Consortium has been able to identify. While Unicode may eventually need to use another of the spare 11 planes for ideographic characters, other planes remain. Even if previously unknown scripts with tens of thousands of characters are discovered, the limit of 1,114,112 code points is unlikely to be reached in the near future. Sometimes, the terms “astral plane” and “astral characters” are used informally to refer to the planes above the Basic Multilingual Plane, that is, planes 1–16 and their characters. A map of the Basic Multilingual Plane. The first plane, plane 0, the Basic Multilingual Plane (BMP), is where most characters have been assigned so far. A map of the Supplementary Multilingual Plane. Planes 3 to 13: No characters have yet been assigned to Planes 3 through 13.
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Create floor plans, house plans and home plans online with Floorplanner.com Gliffy API Lets You Get Diagrams and Flowcharts via Code Gliffy, the fully browser-based diagramming and flowchart tool, today announced the public availability of their new API (technical details at our Gliffy API Profile). The four year old company announced the new API on its blog, noting that Gliffy hopes to take advantage of the growing trend of companies that are unlocking their APIs to extend the reach of their applications and data. The RESTful API allows developers to integrate Gliffy’s flowchart and diagram capabilities into a variety of mashups and applications. Currently there are client libraries available for PHP and Java, and the API also supports OAuth authentication. Gliffy notes that developers have already produced two new applications based on the Gliffy API: a Wordpress plugin that integrates Gliffy diagrams into blog posts and a backup tool that enables users to create local backup copies of their Gliffy diagrams. Documentation for the Gliffy API is available on the developer portal, including request parameters.
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Converting your Ascii art to PNGs If you use org mode, in the contrib/scripts folder of the package you'd find a jar file called ditaa.jar. This is a small piece of software which requires Java (drat!) but nevertheless a neat one. For those of you who know Artist-mode in Emacs, this would be a god send. First I drew this ascii text of 2 rectangles by invoking M-x artist-mode and drawing them using the rectangle option. I saved the text file and called the program thus $ java -jar ditaa.jar ../.. DiTAA version 0.6b, Copyright (C) 2004 Efstathios Sideris Using options:Reading file: ../.. I did that in my cygwin emulation shell in Windows, so it should not be too different in Unix OSes or the DOS prompt. The homepage of the package is ditaa and it has a good intro on how to use the software.
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