Recently I stumbled upon a weird, but interesting Youtube video comment.

That make my OCD go crazy

I decided to take a look at what characters may compose such a pattern, so I put up a tiny script to process the string, output unique characters and generate new random patterns with them.

Few interesting patterns that triggered some references for me (Opera on Windows 7):

Fantasy patterns.

The ceiling vines example is the most interesting since it concatenates the Combining Diacritical Marks directly without space and makes the pattern organic in a way. I’ve tried to run the same sample on Ubuntu Chrome, but it seems like it does not support rendering of concatenated marks, however Ubuntu Firefox does it well. The rendering is very inconsistent across OS/browsers.

Running sample (switch in select):

You can fork it from jsfiddle and try your own patterns in the config:

3d football field fiddle wired