Session Details

Character Sets  

Level :
Beginner
Date :
12:30 PM Saturday
Room :
Town Square B
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Presentation

This is the story of the representation of text as numbers. We will range from the earliest codes, Hollerith and Morse, to what will likely be the last character code, Unicode. The mysterious control codes of ASCII will be explained. Subtle decisions made in the last century had large unintended consequences. The irritating eternal dilemma "Tabs or Spaces?" will finally be resolved logically for the first time.

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Douglas Crockford

Douglas Crockford discovered the JSON Data Interchange Format. He is also the author of _JavaScript: The Good Parts_. He has been called a guru, but he is actually more of a mahatma.
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