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Andreas Heigl (08.Jun.2018 at 16:45, 45 min)
Talk at Dutch PHP Conference 2018 (English - US)

Rating: 5 of 5

You've got strange characters like "�" or "ö" display in your application? Yes, handling non-English characters in application code, files and databases can be a challenge, to say the least. Whether that's German Umlauts, Cyrillic letters, Asian Glyphs or Emojis: It's always a mess in an international application. In this session you will see why that is and how handling characters evolved in computing. You will also see how handling characters in applications and databases can be done less painfully. And don't worry when EBCDIC, BOM or ISO-8859-7 are Greek to you and your Unicode is a bit rusty: we'll have a look at them too!

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Rating: 5 of 5

08.Jun.2018 at 17:50 by Marieke Bednarczyk (41 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I got some really useful information here! And it was presented in a very engaging way. Excelllent talk!

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Jun.2018 at 00:43 by Stefan (4 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great overview of various bits and pieces around encoding: trivia to actual use cases

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Jun.2018 at 09:44 by AlwinD (12 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great talk! Gave me a lot of new insights about the whole Unicode thing.

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Jun.2018 at 10:45 by Alexander M. Turek (29 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Now I know everything about � I never dared to ask.

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Jun.2018 at 18:17 by Katinka Hesselink (11 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Well done: informative and fun.

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Jun.2018 at 23:56 by A R S (12 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Good talk with a nice build up from the basics of ASCII to the intricacies and pitfalls of making sure everything in your code will be using the 'holy grail' that is UTF-8. ?

Rating: 5 of 5

10.Jun.2018 at 18:31 by f4br1cat0r (7 comments) via Web2 LIVE

A topic nobody likes, but everybody needs. Great talk!

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Jun.2018 at 18:32 by Ronald D. (42 comments) via Web2 LIVE

This was a very good and well prepared talk, everything makes a lot more sense now! ?

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