Unicode in the Curriculum?
A.Schappo at lboro.ac.uk
Wed Jan 6 06:09:33 CST 2016
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 https://twitter.com/andreschappo/status/684706421712228352
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