Everything you always wanted to know about UTF-8 (but never dared to ask)

Speaker: Juliette Reinders Folmer

With PHP6 in the works and said to be fully UTF-8 compliant, the interest in the community in using UTF-8 has grown. On top of that, with PHP entering the – often multilingual – enterprise web playing field, the benefits UTF-8 can bring are getting more attention.

Unfortunately most developers at one point or another run into problems implementing UTF-8.

In this talk I will cover UTF-8 from the basic linguistics, through client-side aspects to all the steps you need to take to tackle the most common (and some more obscure) issues when using UTF-8 in a database driven PHP application.

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