On my filesystem (Windows 7) I have some text files (These are SQL script files, if that matters). When opened with Notepad++, in the "Encoding" menu some of them are reported to have an encoding of ...
When is it beneficial to use encodings other than UTF-8? Aside from dealing with pre-unicode documents, that is. And more importantly, why isn't UTF-8 the default in most languages? That is, why do I ...
I have recently seen a few URIs containing the query parameter "utf8=✓". My first impression (after thinking "mmm, looks cool") was that this could be used to detect a broken character encoding. So, ...
I'm going to be writing an application that is pure HTML5 and JS and MVC.net back-end. We have .resx files that are getting compiled to .js files for resources in the html5 application. The ...
All characters in ASCII can be encoded using UTF-8 without an increase in storage (both requires a byte of storage). UTF-8 has the added benefit of character support beyond "ASCII-characters". If ...
I'm fixing code that is using ASCIIEncoding in some places and UTF-8 encoding in other functions. Since we aren't using the UTF-8 features, all of our unit tests passed, but I want to create a ...
I feel that often you don't really choose what format your code is in. I mean most of my tools in the past have decided for me. Or I haven't really even thought about it. I was using TextPad on ...
In previous web applications I've built, I've had issues with users entering exotic characters into forms which get stored strangely in the database, and sometimes appear different or double-encoded ...
Is UTF-16 fixed-width or variable-width? I got different results from different sources: From http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2003/04/26/UTF: UTF-16 stores Unicode characters in ...
A pet peeve of mine is looking at so many software projects that have mountains of code for character set support. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for compatibility, and I'm happy that text editors let ...