ASCII was developed when every computer was an island and over 35 years before the first emoji appeared. In this episode, we will take a look at how Unicode and UTF-8 expanded ASCII for ubiquitous use while maintaining backwards compatibility.
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Tarnoff, David, "Episode 3.09 – UTF-8 Encoding and Unicode Code Points" (2020). Computer Organization and Design Fundamentals Series. https://dc.etsu.edu/computer-organization-design-oer/25