Shuttersock’s engineering blog Shutterbits features an interview with me by Dan McCormick titled When a Space Is Not Just a Space. We discuss the interesting complexities of Unicode whitespace and how to parse it using regular expressions, with examples in Java and Perl.


Nova Patch (@novapatch) is software engineer on the International Search team at Shutterstock, specializing in internationalization, localization, and multilingual search; and focusing on developing a search and discovery experience that supports the world’s languages, writing systems, and cultures. They are an open source developer, contributor to the Unicode CLDR, and member of the Unicode Consortium.