Tag Archives: charset

JavaScript file encodings

All text files have a character encoding regardless of whether you explicitly declare it. JavaScript files are no exception. This article describes both how and why you should declare an encoding when importing script files into an HTML document. JavaScript’s Character Model A JavaScript engine’s internal character set is Unicode. The Ecmascript 5.1 Standard standard… Read More »

Best practices for character sets

You may not understand every language, but that doesn’t mean your applications can’t. Regardless of your customer’s language choice, your application should be able to process, transfer, and store their data. Even if you don’t provide a localized user interface, your application should allow your customer to enter text in their own language and in… Read More »

The absolute minimum you should know about internationalization

Internationalization is a design and engineering task that prepares your software product to be localized. It doesn’t create a localized product; instead, it puts your product in a state that allows localization. The goal of internationalization should be a single code base that can be used as-is to create multiple localized versions of your product.… Read More »

What is Unicode?

Unicode is a character set standard. This particular standard assigns a unique number to every character used around the globe, regardless of written and spoken language, computing platform, or application. Unicode includes all the characters used from other more limited character sets. Prior to Unicode, smaller character sets assigned character values differently from each other.… Read More »