On character encoding, and the dark arts surrounding it, and how it relates to Python, and javascript

1) Computers don’t manipulate characters, they manipulate bytes. 2) In order to assign meaning to bytes, we come up with conventions of what they mean. The simplest convention is called ASCII (95 combinations of bytes that represent 95 chars) 3) At 8 bytes, you could construct 256 different characters. At first, we only filled out […]