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  • The Archive now supports a whole lot more characters!

    Published: Thu 13 Dec 2018 07:52PM EST Comments: 11

    Thanks to a long-planned database upgrade, the AO3 now lets you use all the latest emoji, as well as extended character sets for several languages (such as some of the rarer characters used for Chinese and Japanese) in your works, comments, or profile. πŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸŽˆπŸŽŠπŸŽ‡. In fact, all text fields now support the UTF8MB4 character set, except for a few we've limited to Latin characters and some punctuation marks, like pseuds or collection names.

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  • November 2018 Newsletter, Volume 130

    Published: Wed 12 Dec 2018 12:01PM EST Comments: 19

    This month, Accessibility, Design & Technology and Systems collaborated on a week-long process to update AO3's database encoding. This was a big project with a big result: the AO3 now allows for an extended character set in all languages and, including ALL THE EMOJI! We're delighted to have implemented the update and are looking forward to seeing new emoji-filled fanworks.

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  • Tumblr's TOS Changes, AO3, and You

    Published: Sat 08 Dec 2018 11:44AM EST Comments: 142

    Recently, Tumblr announced that it would be changing its terms of service to exclude adult content. OTW Legal has gotten some questions about that change, and we’re here to help answer them!

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