[ab]using Unicode to create tragedy
- murderous rage
It's inspired by this terrible idea floating around:
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MT: Replace a semicolon (;) with a greek question mark (;) in your friend's C# code and watch them pull their hair out over the syntax error— Peter Ritchie (@peterritchie) November 16, 2014
There are many more characters in the Unicode character set that look, to some extent or another, like others – homoglyphs. Mimic substitutes common ASCII characters for obscure homoglyphs.
Fun games to play with mimic:
- Pipe some source code through and see if you can find all of the problems
- Pipe someone else's source code through without telling them
- Be fired, and then killed
Observe the mayhem:
Or, if you've been mimicked a little harder,
People have noticed how terrible this is.