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Speaker: Nick Patch
Topic: Fundamental Unicode
Unicode defines all characters in common use throughout the world and standards for parsing, collating, and normalizing textual data. It
provides the only official encodings for many protocols, languages,
and serialization formats including JSON, YAML, and XML. Websites,
applications, and services have to be developed with an understanding
of Unicode and can greatly benefit from the features it provides.
Fortunately, Perl is the premiere language for Unicode programming and is rich in functionality. This talk will bring you up to speed on
Unicode and its encodings and then dive into Perl hacking with
Nick Patch (patch) is a polyglot hacker working on the International
team at Shutterstock and specializing in i18n, Unicode, and data