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rkzo
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Working on a project with third party web developers who don't know multiple language support, difference between UTF-8 and Unicode.
Other than that, life's good

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    @Torbuntu yup. There's a whole world which revolves around ASCII and then there's the minority few who believe sun is at the center!
    I'm amazed at how many mature software products out there have got internationalization wrong
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    I’ll admit idk what is the difference between UTF-8 and Unicode...
    Except that UTF-8 might b a subset of Unicode since there is UTF-16 too 🤔 ( right? )

    So what is it? 😕
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    @Electrux Unicode is just a coding system for characters of any language. It doesn't however specify how it needs to be stored or transmitted however. That's where UTF-8 or UTF-16 etc comes in which is an encoding system.
    For eg, from wiki, Unicode for € is U+20AC. If you encode it in UTF-8, it becomes E2 82 AC. In XML and HTML both of which uses UTF-8 by default, it gets encoded as â&#x82&#xac.
    Suggest Wikipedia example for detailed explanation: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
    Best explanation is here:
    https://joelonsoftware.com/2003/10/...
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    @rkzo awesome thank u so much 🤗🤗🤗
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