• Tuesday , 12 December 2017

Mathias Bynens: JavaScript ♥ Unicode

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This presentation explains the various ways in which JavaScript relies on Unicode, what the consequences are for JavaScript developers, and how ECMAScript 6 will make our lives a bit easier in this regard.

First off, the basics of Unicode are explained. Once that’s out of the way, I’ll talk a little bit about different character encodings, only to determine the character encoding that JavaScript uses internally.

Then we’ll explore the various consequences of JavaScript exposing “characters” according to UCS-2/UTF-16, and I’ll explain why it can be problematic.

Finally, I’ll present robust ECMAScript 5-compatible workarounds to the issues encountered, and explain how ECMAScript 6 will make it easier to support full Unicode in JavaScript strings and regular expressions.

All info in blog post form: https://mathiasbynens.be/notes/javascript-unicode
Transcript: http://2014.jsconf.eu/speakers/mathias-bynens-javascript-loves-unicode.html

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2 Comments

  1. Reginald Ford
    October 4, 2017 at 22:54

    Best geeky talk ever. Another option is to refuse to accept characters that have character codes above 65535. Not everyone haves to take shit.

  2. Qais Patankar
    October 4, 2017 at 22:54

    This guy loves poo..

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