Tag Archive > utf-8

Python and utf-8: force_unicode

Character encoding is the worst thing ever invented. Hopefully somebody invented Unicode and UTF-8 and UTF-32. For me, UTF-8 is, and should be, the standard for saving and sending text strings all over the world. Programming languages (even Python) should only support UTF-8 as input, be it from console, from a file, or from a […]

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The C++ class std::string sucks!

Still today, after some time without programming in C++, I wake up at night with nightmares about string class. If you have programmed in C++ you probably know what I’m talking about.It’s HORRIBLE. Probably, the designer (or designers) of the standard string class though something like: “Oh My Good!! We are going to make the […]

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Convert UTF-8 string into an array of chars in PHP

I hope PHP 6 will solve all my problems with UTF-8, but it has not been released yet, and one has to keep coding with the tools it has available. I think I will probably be sharing the class for string manipulation that I’ve been coding (which of course is 100% compatible with UTF-8). For […]

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