I finally gave my talk this afternoon. I rushed through things in 40 minutes; I was planning on 45, but I started a little late due to microphone difficulties.
The talk seemed to go down well; a few people came up to ask questions afterwards. My official hecklers, Tom and Paul were noticeably silent. They didn’t try to pedant-me-to-death afterwards, which is good. Although it probably means I had too much detail in there for mere mortals!
I’d also like to give a huge bouqet of thanks to the hyper-lovely _why for his fabulously encouraging words along the way.
Anyway, please take a look at the slides for Unicode for Rails if you fancy. One thing I added at the last minute and didn’t get a chance to show on screen was the links slide. In particular, I recommend checking out Julik’s Unicode Slides.
I practised by giving the talk to a collection of fluffy toys that we have around the house. We now have the most well-unicode-educated giraffes in existence, I suspect. 🙂
On a slightly less fun note, I’ve just read Tony Finch’s summary of UTF-8 in email, which is far, far hairier than in HTTP (which has most of the complications built in at least). Worth checking out if you do much email.