So a few days I ago I thought I would make my display name slightly more unique by changing the last three characters to Latin Letter Small Capitals:

C - U+0043: Latin Capital Letter C

- U+1D0F: Latin Letter Small Capital O

ʀ - U+0280: Latin Letter Small Capital R

ʏ - U+028F: Latin Letter Small Capital Y

Surely the change is completely pointless.

That said, I seem to have confused the Android application for Stack Exchange. Here's a screenshot from my LG G3:

screen shot

The darn O is missing!

I would hope that I can keep my cosmetic name change and not have to be known as "Cry" :). Is this is a bug, or have I picked a non-standard Latin Letter Small Capital O?

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    This looks like it's probably just Android. That character is missing in the web browser too on my Android device, which means it's missing from the font that Android uses.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Feb 1, 2015 at 21:53
  • @animuson: Interesting, that is and isn't surprising to me. I guess Stack Exchange is off the hook. Thanks!
    – Cᴏʀʏ
    Feb 1, 2015 at 21:56
  • Repo (sortove) on iOS. Listing the characters one by one in the question, I see a "c", a box, an "r" and a "y". However, your display name, I see "Cory", but with what I believe is a replacement character (a plain "o") (i.e. The "r" and "y" are small caps, but the "o" looks like the plain ASCII "o")
    – Cole Tobin
    Feb 1, 2015 at 23:26
  • @ColeJohnson At least iOS actually tells you there's an unknown character with a box rather than just not displaying it. ;)
    – animuson StaffMod
    Feb 1, 2015 at 23:31
  • @animuson Isn't that what a text renderer is supposed to do?
    – Cole Tobin
    Feb 2, 2015 at 0:28
  • And yes, that's not the "O" letter. It's "Unicode Character 'LATIN LETTER SMALL CAPITAL O' (U+1D0F)" (and same for the "R" and "Y", only your "C" is a real English letter :)) Feb 2, 2015 at 14:50


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