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

October 28, 2013 00:00

Presented on October 28th 2013 at the International PHP Conference, Munich, Germany.

http://phpconference.com/2013/en

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.

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