A 16-bit character set defined by ISO 10646. See also ASCII. All source code in the Java programming environment is written in Unicode.
- A standard defined by the Unicode Consortium that uses a 16-bit code page that maps digits to characters in languages around the world. Because 16 bits covers 32,768 codes, Unicode is large enough to include all the world's languages, with the exception of ideographic languages that have a different character for every concept, such as Chinese. For more information, see
A 16-bit character set designed to make it easier to exchange and display information that makes use of a wide range of different languages and symbols.
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