If you have a Windows XP machine open notepad and type in Bush hid the facts and save it. Open it again and you get 畂桳栠摩琠敨映捡獴 or 9 rectangles if you don't have the Chinese character set on your computer. If you copy the 9 rectangles from notepad into word you will see the Chinese characters.
Of course Mike hid the facts also does the same thing: 楍敫栠摩琠敨映捡獴, except if you look closely you will see the first two Chinese characters are different.
I don't know what to say. OK, any Chinese speakers out there? What does it say? Windows experts, any ideas.
I used Babel Fish to translate:
□敫 □touches □□reflects picks □In other words it's giberish.
I did some additional tests and came up with the following:
- When I copy from notepad to word the font is Ariel Unicode MS
- Bush hid the facts: 畂桳栠摩琠敨映捡獴
- Bush hid the fact: Bush hid the fact
- Bush hides the facts: 畂桳栠摩獥琠敨映捡獴
- Abcd efg hij klmno: 扁摣攠杦栠橩欠浬潮
- abcd efg hij klmno: 扡摣攠杦栠橩欠浬潮
- Bush the facts: Bush the facts
- Bush hid facts: Bush hid facts
- Hid facts: Hid facts
Check out the comments section for what would seem to be a plausible explanation, yes it is just more sorry Microsoft code.