Unknown or incorrect character encoding is the number one cause of gibberish text on the web, in your inbox, and indeed across every computer system ever written. In Chapter 4, I talked about the history of character encoding and the creation of Unicode, the “one encoding to rule them all.” I’d love it if I never had to see a gibberish character on a web page again because that would require that all authoring systems stored accurate encoding information, all transfer protocols were Unicode-aware, and every system that handled text maintained perfect fidelity when converting between encodings.
KeywordsState Machine Regular Expression Relative Import Recent Call Character Encode
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