Re: Unicode in the Curriculum?

From: Andre Schappo <>
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2016 12:09:33 +0000

On 4 Jan 2016, at 16:59, Asmus Freytag (t) wrote:

> On 1/4/2016 6:44 AM, Elizabeth J. Pyatt wrote:
>> Like some others on the list, I believe Unicode should be mentioned at different points in a programming curriculum, particularly at the time when ASCII would be taught.
> ASCII shouldn't be taught, perhaps?

I really like the idea of questioning whether or not ASCII should even be taught.

Wherever in a programming curriculum, text processing/transmission/storage/presentation/encoding is taught, then it should be Unicode text.

ASCII, along with, ISO-8859 ISO-2022 GB2312 …etc… should be consigned to

…and finally, the legacy character sets/encodings...

Maybe ASCII should now be flagged as deprecated

André Schappo
Received on Wed Jan 06 2016 - 06:12:32 CST

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