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Visual Basic® 2012 How to Program, Sixth Edition by Paul Deitel, Abbey Deitel

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E. Unicode®

Objectives

In this appendix you’ll learn:

• The mission of the Unicode Consortium.

• The design basis of Unicode.

• The three Unicode encoding forms: UTF-8, UTF-16 and UTF-32.

• Characters and glyphs.

• The advantages and disadvantages of using Unicode.

E.1. Introduction

The use of inconsistent character encodings (that is, numeric values associated with characters) in the developing of global software products causes serious problems, because computers process information ...

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