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So here's a couple of words : fiancé and fiancé interestingly my browser thinks the second one is spelt wrong. Why? Because like most languages Javascript does not handle Unicode well.

In this case the é in the second word is made of two parts an e and a ' which is a combining acute accent. Whereas in the first case the é is a single e with acute accent character.

This morning I wrote a few tests. I've got a file made of the two ways of composing the word on different lines. And then I wrote a few small scripts in the languages I've generally used recently. These script read each line into different variables. Then print each, print the length of each, print Match if the system thinks they are the same (and No Match if not) and then upper cases each and does it again.

I would expect this :

fiancé
fiancé
Match
6
6
FIANCÉ
FIANCÉ
Match
6
6

One language so far has managed that. Any guesses?
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So the game I am most looking forward too from all the Kickstarters I have coming. GURPS Dungeon Fantasy... Going to go full 90's on that.
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So it's World Mental Health day.

A couple of weeks ago I reached a pretty low ebb, but unlike other times I try to reach out. I posted my thoughts here in a random attempt to make sense of things.

Then I went to my GP the next week.

And tonight I have an online session booked with a therapist.

Depending on how things go I might get medication, we shall see.

Thank you to everyone who helped me when I needed it. I hope I can do, or have done the same. I know I've tried.

Be well everyone.
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So I was once told I shouldn't describe myself as depressed without a diagnosis.

Guess what?
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Ok, so I know there are some people I know REALLY into the OSR stuff. I'm a fan but my enjoyment level varies.

But I have a bunch of random OSR stuff from different place and I know there's kind of an idea of OSR compatible. The idea that you can generally quite easily run OSR content with any systems.

Any chance someone can give me pointers to a "Baseline OSR" thing. Mostly for stat blocks and the like.
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I am depressed.

I guess.

I have never been diagnosed the one time I felt like I could talk to a doctor they could offer me no help. Because I have lived with this, coped with it they felt I did not need drugs but the could offer nothing else.

So. I am trying to write down where my brain is. What I am feeling to try and make sense of things.

I am numb. My moods are so changeable, I snap at the smallest provocation, I find myself close to tears all the time. And yet the world seems a pointless waste.

I have considered stopping.

Just stepping off the merry go round and let the people who seem to enjoy it carry on their meaningless whirl.

I am lucky in so many ways. I know this. I have a job and a family, I do not worry about my next meal.

I fear stillness, I fear being alone with my thoughts. I drive myself at work to be always building, always solving problems. To distract me from the simple scream in the back of my mind.

And often that works, often I can carry on, when I feel my work is good and has some kind of use then I feel useful... But if it slips, if things are not going great well then my worst critic, the voice in the back of my head that stops me ever trying too hard at something I care about starts laughing.

I envy those who have the courage to create, who can believe in themselves enough to hand their creations to the world. Knowing that there will be those ready and waiting to tear them apart.

I could not do that.

I am filled with rage and despair and pain.

And yet I am numb.

I don't know why I am writing this. Maybe it will help.

Perhaps.
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+Sally Brewer​ is looking for Italian speaking gamers in Glasgow. +Paolo Greco​ you've spoke the odd bit of Italian right?
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So now Elite : Dangerous is released you can all share in the fun I've been having the last few months in the Beta and Gamma.
Next up setting up video capture then making some You Tube videos.
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So here's the map I've been working on for me new Mega City Dungeon Campaign. I'll add new pics as it's being done.
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Got my Geek box. #mygeekbox
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