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Thursday, May 15 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Unicode in C++

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In some programming languages, text processing is easy. Unfortunately, C++ is not one of those languages. C++ lacks good, built-in support for Unicode, though the situation is starting to improve.

This session will begin with a brief overview of text encodings, and an introduction to Unicode and the various Unicode encodings.  We’ll look at the woeful state of Unicode support in C++98 (or, really, lack thereof), then take a look at the improvements that were made in C++11 and other improvements that have recently been proposed for standardization.  We’ll finish up with a discussion of several libraries designed to make it easier to work with Unicode in C++, including the widely-used, open-source International Components for Unicode (ICU) library.

Speakers
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James McNellis

Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft Visual C++
James McNellis is a senior engineer on the Visual C++ team at Microsoft, where he works on C++ library design and is responsible for the Microsoft C Runtime (CRT) and C Standard Library implementation. He can be found on Twitter at @JamesMcNellis and can be found elsewhere online via http://www.jamesmcnellis.com.


Thursday May 15, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
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