Everything You Need to Know About Character Sets

By Deane Barker on October 10, 2003

The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!): For a lot of people, this has been a “the less I know, the better” issue. A great tutorial here by Joel Spolsky.

“I have an announcement to make: if you are a programmer working in 2003 and you don’t know the basics of characters, character sets, encodings, and Unicode, and I catch you, I’m going to punish you by making you peel onions for 6 months in a submarine. I swear I will.”