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Old 06-19-2004, 05:47 AM   #1
juanb
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Unicode Vs. Ascii ?


HI !!

what is the diffarence between those two ?

how can I save a file in unicode or in ascii and waht will be the output whan I view later those files ?

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Old 06-19-2004, 06:02 AM   #2
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Unicode used 16 bit number to store information about Charater & symbols, whereas ascii used 8 bit. thus Unicode can represent more than 65000 characters/symbols as compared to ASCII only 256 characters. Unicode charqacters are standardized to represent most of commonly used languages worldwide including asian/indian languages. This is helping in common standard for document genration in any language independent of any custom software using custom mapping of characters. You can read E-mail message world wide , read message in browsers in any languge.
 
  


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