I have made use of the forum software's "censored list" feature, but instead of censoring them to ***** or BLEEP, I'm simply changing them to a scrambled version of the actual word. Because I'm not looking to censor these words -- just make them unreadable to search engines and computer bots. I'm using greek and other foreign letters in such a way that the words can be easily read and understood by humans, but not machines.
For at least the last few years, there's an example of using nonASCII letter glyphs [∆] in a Web-site logo, albeit in this instance, for purely decorative
purposes. Perhaps ironically, it's on a Novus-Ordo
Catholic site [*
recipes for celebrating the feasts and seasons of the liturgical year!
Her nonASCII letters, which are imbedded in the logo image, and therefore couldn't be shown in the quote above, come from periodic releases of the Unicode IPA Extensions
block, up at U+0250--02AF (in UCS versions 1.00--4.00, thus the glyphs are no more recent than April 2003). These are simply letters from the International Phonetic Alphabet that have been added to the Roman i.q. Latin
Whether using what is essentially a predefined table look-up of simple substitution ciphers
is effective at confusing automated scanning
by the increasingly aggressive outposts of cancel culture
, depends on how determined they are to ensure that no "deplorable" Web sites can slip past or thro' their nets, and how much effort they
put into processing of text.
Note ∆ : Glyphs
are specific shapes, and different glyphs can be used to represent the same letter, e.g., lower-case ‘A’ as either ‘ɑ’ or ‘a’, for which Greek ‘α’ is a human-recognizable informal substitute. However, IPA uses the 2 l.c.-‘A’ glyphs
as different letters, which in this instance, formally signify different vowel sounds, so they are not
merely a single letter displayed in different fonts
. The term glyph
applies to much more than just letters and digits; e.g., each graphic variation of an emoji is a distinct glyph
Note * : I found it again at <https://catholiccuisine.blogspot.com/>. So she hasn't been deplatformed