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Displaying Char's: Unicode vs ASCII

Douglas TerBush
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Joined: Aug 27, 2002
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I'm just learning Java now, I read that Java uses Unicode, slightly over 50,000 characters and still supports ASCII 127 characters. I wrote a quick script to display all the unicode characters and got question marks for it. I rewrote it for 127 characters of Unicode and got it to display correctly.

I take it that Unicode only displays the characters loaded in your O/S??? Just curious actually.
Layne Lund
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Joined: Dec 06, 2001
Posts: 3061
Yes, your OS has to support Unicode as well in order to display the characters that don't coincide with the ASCII character set. So what OS are you using?

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