A far more painless unicode experience

Poor Ramp: When he had to localize our web sites and tools etc, he had to wrestle with Apache, Tomcat, Perl, MySQL 3.x, the billing system and an assortment of other tools to try and get everything talking UTF8.

I still use Roxen‘s webserver¬†for our internal management tools and systems, and by-and-large it just does the right thing. All the fancy features that Apache/Tomcat have added in the last 4-5 years – like JSP Tags – basic stuff in Roxen, and very much matured.

And UTF-8? Almost totally a walk in the park, which was surprising given the Roxen server I was running has an uptime of 20 months and the install itself is actually 5 years old…