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UTF and unicode

amrit singh
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Joined: Nov 03, 2000
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how is unicode representation of text is different from
UTF representation
what r UTF characters
Kevin Todd

Joined: Jan 13, 2001
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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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