The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!)

Ah, I choked again on Python 2.x’s unicode with my Pymote project. It used Javascript and Python utilising XML-RPC and couple of other 3rd party APIs. As you can imagine I need to keep all of the components happy with Unicode (so it can support Chinese!), and that is not an easy task.

A good (refresher) article is recommended for any one of you who write any code:

The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!)” – by Joel Spolsky

Ever wonder about that mysterious Content-Type tag? You know, the one you’re supposed to put in HTML and you never quite know what it should be?

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