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Old 12-05-2004, 10:52 AM   #1
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is unicode just for Asian languages??

How is unicode diff from traditional text formats. If I only speak/use languages like English and German do I have any need for unicode? Is it only for those odd characters, found in Korean or something?
Old 12-05-2004, 11:21 AM   #2
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"How is unicode diff from traditional text formats."

The traditional text format uses one byte per character. Any language that has fewer than 256 letters of the alphabet can use the traditional text formats. Unicode text formats use more than one byte per character. Unicode is used for languages that have more than 256 characters such as Chinese or Japanese.

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