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Unicode & Everything (Perl, Javascript, Ruby, Python, DBs, web browsers...)

The internet is binary, but it's far from ASCII. To embrace the full potential of your software, you must embrace the world. You must embrace Unicode. Unfortunately, Unicode is seen as prickly and unembraceable. Nothing could be further from the truth!

Please come join us as's own Joe Brenner gives us a tour of the Tower of Babel. While some of the examples will be in Perl, the concepts are–truly–universal. Come learn about:

• Unicode and it's various encodings (UTF-8, UCS-2, UTF-16...)

• The implications for different programming languages

• The Gotchas

• Best practices and workarounds

• Anything else we can squeeze in

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  • VM B.

    The video for this event was...problematic. But what little of it exists is now up on our Internet Archive collection. Along with it, you can find Joe's annotated slides:

    March 16, 2014

  • Clara

    Will the slides be made available to the group?

    March 3, 2014

    • VM B.

      Yup. The recorded video and the slides will be available soon (not today, alas) on our Internet Archive collection:­

      March 4, 2014

  • Parminder

    What do I need to know already, before I can attend this meetup?

    February 27, 2014

    • VM B.

      I believe you need come equipped with little more than a basic understanding of software development and why Unicode is important.

      February 27, 2014

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