Exclamation Marks!!!

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  1. exemos macrumors member

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    Does anybody know why the 3rd exclamation mark "straightens" up/ changes on the iPhone? You type !!! in a row and the 3rd one is different. Why???
     
  2. xavierpunkreno macrumors 6502

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    Wow never noticed that before. Good catch. Maybe it's to make it look spiffy and different when you're really excited/angry about something? lol
     
  3. tibi08 macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't do this on mine. Which App are you in?
     
  4. Aaron1021 macrumors member

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    didn't do it on mine either.
     
  5. makefunnyfaces macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    I barely notice it when I'm in the Messages App. That's the only time, though.
     
  6. DouchGod macrumors regular

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    You have to look very close he is correct it does do it.
     
  7. Aaron1021 macrumors member

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    ohhh....i see it now. Do it a bunch of times, it seems to be random. My guess is that it's due to the way the pixels are set up on the screen. It might sound pretty stupid, but it's just a guess.
     
  8. tibi08 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow it's true, it does!!! I had to nearly embed the iPhone in my eye socket to see. If you type a whole line of !!!s, you can see a pattern - every 3rd exclamation mark has straight edges rather than the normal wedge shape. I'm sure there is a reason, but I can't imagine what it is!!!
     
  9. murdercitydevil macrumors 68000

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    I predict WWDC '11 jobs will say "oh...and one more thing...we fixed that triple exclamation point bug in iOS5"
     
  10. OllyW Moderator

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    I had to use a 4x magnifying glass to see what you mean.

    I really should get my eyes tested. :eek:
     
  11. Aaron1021 macrumors member

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    Mine didn't have a pattern. I had in one place 3 "straight edge" exclamation marks in a row.
     
  12. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    OP is absolutely right, this is quite fascinating :D
     
  13. Frosticus macrumors 6502a

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    Does the same with inverted exclamation marks as well : ¡ (press and hold on !)

    Interesting find to distract me from getting work done this morning...!
     
  14. tibi08 macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, you are right, it's not a pattern.

    Interesting fact: If you create a block of !!!!s, then start to edit BEFORE the block of !!!s, such that the block of !!!s moves across the screen, then the sequence of straight-edge !s and wedge-shaped !s changes as you type each new character.

    Theory: It's the retina display and not the software producing the difference.
     
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  16. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    APPLE WILL ISSUE A RECALL DUE TO EXCLAMATIONGATE!

    there, i said it! ;)
     
  17. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Further proof - as if any were needed – that multiple exclamation marks are the wrongest type of wrong imaginable.
     
  18. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Just don't use so many exclamation marks. No one wants to hear you shout.


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  19. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I'm still not sure what I'm supposed to be seeing. If I need to look closer than this then my advice is to stop doing that.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020

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    It does the same thing on my 3GS, so it's not an effect of the Retina display.
     
  21. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    it's just the anti aliasing of the font. every 3rd ! happens to fall in a spot where the anti aliasing calculations just happen to make it straight. that's what you can edit/shift the row of !'s and the straight ! will be a different one.
     
  22. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    there you go, for everyone who doesn't quite know what this is all about ;)
     

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  23. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    “There’s something wrong, you just don’t know it. I wish I didn’t notice things like this.” from you know who.


    I think the last exclamation point is straighter, because by then you really mean it (not that I can see any difference).
     
  24. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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  25. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    Exactly.
     

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