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Monday, May 5, 2008

Unicode Most Popular Encoding

Google released a chart which says that Unicode encoding – which can be used for a variety of languages, not just the smaller set supported by ASCII and others – has become the most popular encoding on the web since December 2007. While their search index – which this was based on – may not represent all pages out there, it might be the next best approximation. Google, who announced they’ve begun to support the latest version of Unicode now, say “We have long used Unicode as the internal format for all the text we search: any other encoding is first converted to Unicode for processing.” [Via Waxy.]


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