# Looks like profanity, but it isn't.

by ZapperZ
Tags: profanity
 HW Helper P: 430 What, you mean like this?Лев Давидович Ландау (Lev Davidovich Landau) Евгений Михайлович Лифшиц (Evgenij Mikhajlovich Lifsh​its)
 Sci Advisor HW Helper P: 11,895 That's exactly what i meant. Daniel.
 Emeritus Sci Advisor PF Gold P: 5,533 Hmmmm, does it work if you use LaTeX? Let's see: $Lif****z$ edit: no
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 Quote by mattmns Use bold or underline or italics and split the cuss word. For example Lifshitz where < = [ > = ] Lifshitz
 Quote by ZapperZ ]Sneaky!! :)
Lifshits

Sneakier--No bold needed!
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 Quote by Tom Mattson Lifshits Sneakier--No bold needed!
Hmmm...this probably will work too, with less typing (I hope):

Lifshits

Edit: I guess not.
 PF Gold P: 2,330 $$Lifshi\\ts$$ (as long as they don't fix "\\" $$\mbox{Lifshi}\mbox{ts}$$
 Mentor P: 26,460 Revered mentors and esteemed members leading the young astray by teaching them how to bypass the profanity filter. I give honestrosewater a gold star for the most creative.
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 Quote by Tom Mattson COLOR=Black]Lifs[/COLOR]hits Sneakier--No bold needed!
Ah that is convincing. Very convincing. I think we have a winner.
 HW Helper P: 430 Hmph, my non-bolded version (Lifsh​its) from last night was apparently so sneaky no one even noticed it. (and its less typing than Tom's or using LaTeX... ) edit: honestrosewater's 2nd version definitely gets points for creativity.
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 Quote by plover Hmph, my non-bolded version (Lifsh​its) from last night was apparently so sneaky no one even noticed it. (and its less typing than Tom's or using LaTeX... )
How'd you do it? Use the code? That works: Lif****s. I used the code for s, 115. You just type & #115; without the space between & and the rest.
Edit: Eh, it works the first time (Lif****s), but the code is replaced by the letter the second time (after you preview or quote). So how'd you do it?
Oh, nevermind, I see you used code too. ​Lifsh​its. What is 8203? And why doesn't it work like mine?
 HW Helper P: 430 Unicode character 8203 (0x200b) is a zero width space. It's found in the "General Punctuation" code block. (Unicode code blocks) Actually, it pretty much does work like yours. When you preview, the html entity is replaced by the character, in both the preview and the text box. I assume it gets re-encoded when the browsers transfers the data. The only problem is (in this case anyway, it's no doubt intended to work this way) it can be the location of a line break.) Hmm, 0x202f is a "narrow no-break space", I wonder how that might look: Lifsh its Hey! That looks fine, and won't produce an awkward line break.
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 Quote by plover Unicode character 8203 (0x200b) is a zero width space. It's found in the "General Punctuation" code block. ([url=http://www.unicode.org/charts/]Unicode code blocks[/url)
Eh, I figured it was Unicode but couldn't find it in the index.
 Actually, it pretty much does work like yours. When you preview, the html entity is replaced by the character, in both the preview and the text box. I assume it gets re-encoded when the browsers transfers the data.
115 is "s" in ISO-8859-1, what PF uses. The filter catches it the second time around.
 Hmm, 0x202f is a "narrow no-break space", I wonder how that might look: Lifsh its Hey! That looks fine, and won't produce an awkward line break.
Nice catch.
Oh, Unicode doesn't work in IE6.
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 Quote by honestrosewater 115 is "s" in ISO-8859-1, what PF uses. The filter catches it the second time around.
That's pretty much what I was saying. I guess I wasn't clear.
 Oh, Unicode doesn't work in IE6.
I was wondering about that. It figures...
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 Quote by plover Hmph, my non-bolded version (Lifsh​its) from last night was apparently so sneaky no one even noticed it.
Eh, it's not all that sneaky from where I sit. My browser shows a square between the "h" and the "i" in your solution to this little problem.

I rule!
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 Quote by Tom Mattson Eh, it's not all that sneaky from where I sit. My browser shows a square between the "h" and the "i" in your solution to this little problem. I rule!
Which browser are you using? Vanilla IE6? Or a variant? I'm just curious if the browsers based on IE also fail on Unicode.

Also, can you see the Cyrillic characters in my earlier post (#19)? (They show up in IE6 on my machine, but I have Eastern European fonts and such installed.)

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