March 28, 2018
Inspired by trips to Japan and the wonderful hospitality and generosity of my fellow Red Panda lovers there, I spent roughly the last month and a half adding Japanese text and search support to Constantina. This involved porting Constantina from legacy Python 2.7 to Python 3, figuring out how Unicode UTF-8 encoding works in browsers, and adding a tokenizer that supports Japanese word boundaries.
In going to Japan, I remembered years ago why I chose the name Codaworry for my domain. It is a Anglicization of the word kotowari (こだわり) which I’m told means someone is “persistent”, “committed”, and “obsessive”. After nearly ten years running, I think that describes my Codaworry projects pretty well.