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OSCON Great Unicode Shootout slides now available

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Tom Christiansen
July 23, 2011 09:44
OSCON Great Unicode Shootout slides now available
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The third and last of my OSCON talks now has its slides available:

    πŸ”«  Unicode Support Shootout:
        πŸ‘ The Good, the Bad, & the (mostly) Ugly πŸ‘Ž

The POD is the plaintext source; the Javascript-driven HTML slideshow looks 
the nicest provided you have Garamond and Symbola installed;  and the PDF is
for printing so you don’t have to worry about fonts.


There are slideshow controls hidden down in the bottom right of 
the slideshow.  Hover and they'll appear.

This is a hottie: I'll be burning through a slide a minute.
Maybe that way they won't follow me well enough to want to 
shoot me when I deliver all the bad and ugly news.  :)

*Not* a pretty picture, especially for the webby languages.

    * Perl wins by a landslide: just look at slides 5&6 and you'll 
      see that right away.

    * Java comes in (a rather distant) second. 

    * The other 4 (or 7) are so plagued by various inherent design 
      flaws that I really don't know how they'll ever overcome them.
      They are not suitable for even the most basic of Unicode work,
      per The Unicode Standard.

Corrections welcome.


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