Source: YAPC::NA 2012 on the 2012-06-13.
Speaker: Nova Patch (patch)
Unicode defines all characters in common use throughout the world and standards for parsing, collating, and normalizing textual data. It provides the only official encodings for many protocols, languages, and serialization formats including JSON, YAML, and XML. Websites, applications, and services have to be developed with an understanding of Unicode and can greatly benefit from the features it provides. Fortunately, Perl is the premiere language for Unicode programming and is rich in functionality. This talk will bring you up to speed on Unicode and its encodings and then dive into Perl hacking with Unicode.