Whats the big deal with UTF-8?


#1

Hi,
could someone please explain what the significance/importance of UTF-8
is, and why you would need it in an application?

I’ve done a lot of web developing and i’ve never needed to know what it
is. I hope i’ve not been missing something very important!!
Thanks,

Chris


#2

On 11/04/06, Chris R. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Hi,
could someone please explain what the significance/importance of UTF-8
is, and why you would need it in an application?

I’ve done a lot of web developing and i’ve never needed to know what it
is. I hope i’ve not been missing something very important!!
Thanks,

Well, pretty important indeed :slight_smile:

The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively
Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!)
http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/Unicode.html


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