Everything you always wanted to know about UTF-8 (but never dared to ask)

Session

Date: 

Monday, October 28, 2013 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm

Room: 

  • Forum 10 + 11

For any application with even the remotest ambition of international use, the only way to go is to use UTF-8. And even without that ambition, using UTF-8 might still bring you more benefits than you currently realize. Unfortunately most developers at one point or another run into problems implementing UTF-8 and get discouraged. That ends now! In this talk I will cover UTF-8 from the basic linguistics, through client-side aspects to all the steps you need to take to tackle the most common (and some more obscure) issues when using UTF-8 in a database driven web application.