We should really have only one character encoding 
Really now, what's the point of having dozens of those encodings. I'm sure UTF-8 lacks somewhere, but I have managed with it so far.

Even this blog had some ISO charset as default for english. It could have been UTF-8 right away. Well, can't complain, since it's open source and I could easily modify it. But the software that are not open source.. They sometimes give me an headache.

So, I recommend everyone to read this: The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!)
I haven't yet read it all, but it makes sense to me so far.

Recently I also worked on an embedded project where I got into some problems with charsets.. Got it compiling nicely in Linux environment though. Sadly it's not working on the hardware yet. Maybe something more on that later.


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