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Linux.com: Upcoming PHP Release Will Offer Unicode Support

Mar 01, 2007, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"Andrei Zmievski is one of the leading developers of the PHP programming language. Since March 2005, he has been working with about 20 other developers to add Unicode support to version 6.0 of PHP. Now their efforts are nearing an alpha release.

"Unicode is an effort to map the characters of all human languages for use with computers. Version 5.0 of Unicode, released in the fall of 2006, contains nearly 100,000 characters and has the capacity for about a million. Support for Unicode in software is well underway, usually via one of the Unicode Transformation Formats: UTF-8, UTF-16, or UTF-32..."

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