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Text Encoding

Text Encoding

Many programmers get by without having to worry about text encodings at all. Most of the time text is just a sequence of chars, chars are just numbers that map to letters, numbers and symbols, and to save text to a file you just write out a sequence of chars, or let whatever API you are using handle the encode/decode. Unfortunately it’s not always that simple. It’s not until you start supporting multiple languages, or come across a file in…

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