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Kem Tekinay

Decoding Text Encodings

Text Encodings can be tricky, but they are actually much simpler than you think and, with String back in the forefront in API 2.0, understanding them is more important than ever. Come along as we unravel the history and mystery, and turn you into an encodings expert!

About Kem
Kem Tekinay, founder of MacTechnologies Consulting, has been a consultant and developer for over 20 years, and mastering Xojo since the 1990's. He is a frequent contributor to Xojo forums, involved in various open-source projects, and can kick your butt in foosball.

An interesting fact/hobby/interest that others may not know about you.
I’ve taken up lock picking. For fun, not profit.

Favorite TV show, band, and/or movie?
Sci Fi: Original Star Trek for what it taught me and how it fed my imagination while growing up. Comedy: Soap (look that one up). Drama: Columbo. Because c’mon, Columbo!
Music: Genesis
Movie: Star Wars: A new Hope, with Raiders of the Lost Ark a close second. (Yeah, I’m not that deep.)

If you could survive on only one food or meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Ethiopian avocado salad.