Hi what is unicode
Unicode is a character set supported across many commonly used software applications and operating systems.
For example, many popular web browser, e-mail, and word processing applications support Unicode. Operating systems
that support Unicode include Solaris Operating Environment, Linux, Microsoft Windows 2000, and Apple's Mac OS X.
Applications that support Unicode are often capable of displaying multiple languages and scripts within the same document. In a multilingual office or business setting, Unicode's importance as a universal character set cannot be overlooked.
An encoding is the mapping of Unicode code points to a stream of storable code units or octets. The most common encodings include the following:
UTF-32Why is it Important?
UTF-8 is an important encoding because of the following reasons:
compact and efficient for most scripts
easily processed, unlike other multibyte encodings
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