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UTF and unicode

amrit singh
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Joined: Nov 03, 2000
Posts: 42
how is unicode representation of text is different from
UTF representation
what r UTF characters
Kevin Todd
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Joined: Jan 13, 2001
Posts: 5
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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Joined: Nov 14, 2000
Posts: 1953
Read here! Excellent answer from your sheriff
http://www.jchq.net/discus/messages/1/20717.html?979410738
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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