Tag Archives: unicode

Changes to how Rails 3.2.13 and 4.0 encodes unicode in JSON

Heads up: how Rails handles unicode in JSON has changed in rails 3.2.13 and 4.0. Previously unicode characters would be encoded with \u1234 notation. This encoding was actually a bit buggy, anything over two bytes (e.g. outside the Basic Multilingual Plane) would not render correctly1. With 3.2.13 and 4.0, Rails now just passes through UTF-8.   …Continue Reading


Good Unicode Table

For a long time I’ve yearned for a well presented Unicode table that gave simple ways to look up all the great glyphs that I need in Unicode ☄. If I wasn’t so busy I probably would have written my own ✈. Well I’m pleased to say someone has created this and done a fine   …Continue Reading