Tag Archives: UTF-8

Don’t use URL-Encoding in REST path tokens

Standard are nice, but sometimes a misguided implementation attempting to protect people completely invalidates the benefit. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on November 23, 2015 in Coding, Design


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Adding Unicode Characters to LaTeX documents

While typesetting a travel diary, I wanted to include place names in their local language using their local script.  The book is written entirely in English, and have only a standard text editor, without any exotic script support.  I can look up the local name of the city online, but cutting and pasting can be a challenge, here is how to do it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on April 7, 2015 in LaTeX


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#23 UTF-8 Encoding

Wondering what encoding to use for your web pages?  Wonder no longer.  Always use UTF-8 encoding.  It is the single best encoding, supports the most characters, the most languages, and is available on every browser.  That is all you need to know: always use UTF-8. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on November 3, 2011 in Coding, practice


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#11 More on Encoding

One other note about encoding. It is so difficult to talk about encoding because it is logically very confusing, because it is so difficult to “see” the encoding, because any kind of display always involves translations into other encodings. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on October 12, 2011 in Coding


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