Tag Archives: encoding

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 »

Terminology: Unicode Character Encoding

In a recent blog, I described the terms character set, charset, and coded character set. In this blog, we’ll take a small step forward to define a few more terms: encoding form code unit encoding scheme Before going to much further, you can get all the information in this blog from a much more authoritative… Read More »

Unicode Terminology

I am sometimes asked whether Unicode is a 16-bit character set. The answer is not a simple no, but it is no. The question always reminds me how important terminology is too. Terminology is the focus of this particular post. At one point long ago, when Unicode was a relative newcomer to the character set… Read More »