hex dump w/ or w/out utf-8 chars

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Mon Jul 8 23:49:45 CEST 2013


On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 6:56 AM, Dave Angel <davea at davea.name> wrote:
> But Unicode has nothing to do with Guido, and it has existed for about 25
> years (if I recall correctly).

Depends how you measure. According to [1], the work kinda began back
then (25 years ago being 1988), but it wasn't till 1991/92 that the
spec was published. Also, the full Unicode range with multiple planes
came about in 1996, with Unicode 2.0, so that could also be considered
the beginning of Unicode. But that still means it's nearly old enough
to drink, so programmers ought to be aware of it.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicode#History

ChrisA



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