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Session Details2019-01-07T06:21:08+00:00

Support Emoji 💁‍♀️ and Go Worldwide 🌐 with Unicode

Presented by: Joe Sewell

As the world becomes more and more connected, the way people communicate becomes more and more important. A prominent example is emoji: those little icons that are popular in text messages 📱 and on social media 🤝. Proposals for new emoji will often make the news. But did you know that emoji are just a small part of the larger Unicode Standard, aimed at unifying all forms of written language into one system? By supporting Unicode in your apps, your users can use the latest emoji 🆕 and also communicate in over 80 written languages. This talk will demystify Unicode. It will include an overview of the key concepts and problems in text encoding, the history of Unicode and emoji, a comparison of the different ways you can encode Unicode characters (e.g., UTF-8), and examples of using Unicode in a variety of programming languages and platforms. Afterward, you’ll be ready to take your apps all around the globe 🌎🌍🌏 with a smile 😄.

Tags: Big DataLevel: Introductory and overview