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What is UNICODE?

What is unicode? Why do we need one?
Thanks.
j2e
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
 
 
argon Send private email
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
 
 
Google before asking such silly questions. Why don't you just ask "what is a computer" while you're at it?
anon
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
 
 
You need it to code characters in virtually any human language. They have yet to add glyphs for BozoLang in which you seem to be so fluent.
I hate the stupid techies
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
 
 
Bush would like to teach him a lesson or two, to. At least the open source way is friendlier with the famous RTFM. :-)

In one phrase: Unicode is ASCII 2.0. At least the Americans like Unicode. Unicode is "Web 2.0" too.
Lost in the jungle
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
 
 
Thanks.
especially argon for the link on article: The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!)
j2e
Thursday, January 26, 2006
 
 
"Google before asking such silly questions."

If you think this thread is silly, you obviously didn't read the 'Silly Math Question' one over on Business of Software.
NetFreak Send private email
Thursday, January 26, 2006
 
 
Why didn't someone just give him the url?



(hint: http://www.unicode.org )
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Thursday, January 26, 2006
 
 

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