Below is an OSX bash shell command line terminal session. It is a real, working terminal session using basic unix commands. It does, though, look significantly different from a standard terminal session. If you know basic unix commands such as ls and cd, you should/may be able to work out what is happening.
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So, what is happening!?
Firstly I am using Unicode characters. If you search the internet you will find many examples of terminal sessions but they will invariably be using ASCII characters only. In my above terminal session I am using Unicode characters, mostly Chinese/Japanese and two arrow symbol characters.
Where are the commands such as ls and cd? I have mapped a set of commands to Unicode characters using the alias command eg alias 丽='ls'
I have changed the command line prompt.
If you understand basic bash commands, I believe I have now given you sufficient information in order for you to work out what is happening in the terminal session. Knowing Chinese or Japanese gives a slight advantage but it is not essential to understanding this terminal session. The Chinese/Japanese characters I chose for the command mappings are somewhat random so it will not help you to google translate them.
I actually devised these command mappings and the terminal session several years ago. Today, I decided it was time to put it onto my blog. My main purpose was and still is, to encourage students to think beyond ASCII. I believe it has impact because it is so unexpected when one first sees this terminal session.
There can be many different permutations on the session using different human language scripts and unicode symbols. It makes for an interesting and unusual exercise for students studying unix. Absolutely no reason why one should not, for example, use emoji for the command mappings.