PHP 6 & Unicode: The Tower of Babel, Next Generation

Andrei Zmievski, Chief Architect, Outspark, Inc.

Track: PHP
Date: Wednesday, July 26
Time: 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Location: D136

Native Unicode support is the main feature in the upcoming PHP 6. Come to this session and find out what this means for you and how you can take advantage of it. Don't be left behind as the software world moves towards language and cultural sensitivity. Speaking Unicode is all the rage these days and this session will show what PHP has learned and how easy it will be to work with multilingual text.

This talk will provide an overview of the most salient features of the Unicode support and illustrate the new internationalization features with a variety of demos on topics such as:

  • Character set conversion
  • Text boundary analysis
  • Working with international dates and calendars
  • Transliteration and text normalization
  • Working with character sets and properties