ϲοnfuѕаblе_һοmоɡlyphs, adopted from https://github.com/vhf/confusable_homoglyphs
a0b9aa30 — Elena ``of Valhalla'' Grandi 5 months ago
Update project metadata for the adoption
81df96d2 — Elena ``of Valhalla'' Grandi 5 months ago
Update unicode data
377535c9 — Elena ``of Valhalla'' Grandi 6 months ago
Quick version of the tests that doesn't use the network



You can also use your local clone with git send-email.

confusable_homoglyphs [doc]

This project has been adopted from the original confusable_homoglyphs by Victor Felder.

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a homoglyph is one of two or more graphemes, characters, or glyphs with shapes that appear identical or very similar wikipedia:Homoglyph

Unicode homoglyphs can be a nuisance on the web. Your most popular client, AlaskaJazz, might be upset to be impersonated by a trickster who deliberately chose the username ΑlaskaJazz.

  • AlaskaJazz is single script: only Latin characters.
  • ΑlaskaJazz is mixed-script: the first character is a greek letter.

You might also want to avoid people being tricked into entering their password on www.microsоft.com or www.faϲebook.com instead of www.microsoft.com or www.facebook.com. Here is a utility to play with these confusable homoglyphs.

Not all mixed-script strings have to be ruled out though, you could only exclude mixed-script strings containing characters that might be confused with a character from some unicode blocks of your choosing.

  • Allo and ρττ are fine: single script.
  • AlloΓ is fine when our preferred script alias is 'latin': mixed script, but Γ is not confusable.
  • Alloρ is dangerous: mixed script and ρ could be confused with p.

This library is compatible with Python 3.

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The unicode blocks aliases and names for each character are extracted from this file provided by the unicode consortium.

The matrix of which character can be confused with which other characters is built using this file provided by the unicode consortium.

This data is stored in two JSON files: categories.json and confusables.json. If you delete them, they will both be recreated by downloading and parsing the two abovementioned files and stored as JSON files again.