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 SF.pm'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