Character encoding

Every software developer needs to know the basics of character encoding. However, I find it a very dry and dull topic. So here are some entertaining introductions to it.

First, a video explaining Unicode, UTF-8, and its elegance.

Now, read this popular Joel on Software blog post:

The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!)

 

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