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UTF and unicode

 
amrit singh
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how is unicode representation of text is different from
UTF representation
what r UTF characters
 
Kevin Todd
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My understanding is that the different is size. Unicode is limited to 16 bits to represent each character, while UTF (Uniform Character Set Transformation Format) uses as many bits as needed to encode a charater.
I can't speak from personal experience, but UTF primarily comes into play (is needed) when dealing with pictorial type languages: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, etc.
 
Roseanne Zhang
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Read here! Excellent answer from your sheriff
http://www.jchq.net/discus/messages/1/20717.html?979410738
 
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