A standard method of coding characters for electronic processing using 16-digit binary (16-bit) numbers. Unlike ASCII and other codes, which work with eight-bit numbers, Unicode is capable of representing 65,536 different characters. This covers all characters and commonly used scripts in the world.
A character set which attempts to include every character from all the major writing systems of the world. Version 1.0 contained 28,706 characters.
A 16-bit character encoding system that can handle most of the world's writing systems, including Western, Asian, and Arabic. Equivalent to Universal Character Set (UCS) ISO-10646. See UTF-8.
A 16-bit character encoding standard developed by the Unicode Consortium between 1988 and 1991. By representing two bytes to represent each character, Unicode enables almost of the written languages of the world to be represented using a single character set.
Before the advent of Unicode, each char was represented by a single byte, which let us have a range of 256 chars. The char for hex code 0xe2 in the Latin-1 charset maps to an "Ã¢" (circumflex "a"), while in the ISO-8859-7 (greek) charset it maps to the "Î²" (beta) letter. Unicode introduced multibyte characters with the objective of having each char of every culture and civilization on earth mapping to its unique multibyte hex code. So in our example "Ã¢" is 0x00e2 and "Î²" 0x03b2.
A way of representing all the characters in all the languages in the world. Characters are defined as a sequence of codepoints, a base codepoint followed by any number of surrogates. There are 64K codepoints.
A new "universal" standard for sharing information between different programs and computers. Unicode is meant to replace the ancient ASCII standard and includes all the characters represented by the ASCII standard as well as additional characters for displaying languages such as Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Russian (which uses Cyrillic), Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
The name of our Unique Identification Coding System for all Purolator terminals that ensures accuracy in directing freight to the proper destination terminal using Postal Codes.
The name of the international 16-bit character set and encoding system developed by the members of the Unicode Consortium. Ethiopic has been included in Unicode since August 12th 1996.
A new standard coding scheme that allows 65,536 different binary codes because it uses 16 bits to code a character.
Unicode is an international character encoding standard designed to map each character in the world's writing systems to its own unique numerical code. The inventory of characters covered by the standard continues to grow; it has the potential to provide a unique code for approximately one million characters. Unicode is the standard upon which many current fonts, keyboards, and software are based. For more detailed information, consult the latest edition of the Unicode Standard, which is available online from the Unicode website and in print. (Anderson, 2003: 1) Also, see the E-MELD pages on Unicode.
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Is a multilingual encoding mechanism. It that includes every single character for all languages, thus making it easier to process and display characters from more than one language (e.g. English and Japanese).
A superset of the ASCII character set, this 16-bit character encoding scheme includes not only the standard Roman and Greek alphabets, but also mathematical symbols, special punctuation, and non-Roman character sets (Hebrew, Chinese, etc.).
16 bit international character set developed by Unicode Inc
The 16-bit system for encoding the characters and letters of the world's languages.
The Unicode Worldwide Character Standard (Unicode) is a character encoding standard used to represent text for computer processing. Originally designed to support 65,000 characters, it now has encoding forms to support more than 1,000,000 characters.
An encoding character set/encoding which tries to contain all the characters used in the world. See the Unicode consortium. More info.
A universal encoding scheme designed to allow interchange, processing and display of the world's principal languages, as well as many historic and archaic scripts. Unicode supports and fosters a multilingual computing world community by allowing computers using one language to "talk" to computers using a different language. A registered trademark of Unicode, Inc.
This is an international (16-bits per character) character set in which all the characters from the various supported international languages co-exist at once. Among the supported character sets is the Latin alphabet (as used for English and other languages), Hebrew, and kanji.
The 16-bit Unicode standard is capable of encoding the characters of the world's major language scripts. It is designed to be a universal character set. Version 3.0 contains 49,194 characters and 8,515 code points for private uses and future expansions. Special 32-bit combinations can reach a million characters. Unicode is supported on all the major computer operating systems, as well as by HTML 4.0, XML, and X-HTML. Half the Unicode characters are Chinese Han ideographs. Half the remainder are Korean Hangul. The most common Unicode charset is UTF-8.
(n.) A 16-bit character set that was defined by ISO 10646. All source code in the JavaTM programming environment is written in Unicode.
A universal character encoding standard proposed by the Unicode Consortium.
An international standard that combines the characters for all commonly used languages and symbols into a single coded character set, based upon a 16-bit character encoding standard.
A superset of the ASCII character set that uses two bytes for each character rather than one, therefore it is able to handle 65,536 character combinations rather than just 256. Unicode (also known as Double Byte Character Set or DBCS) can house the alphabets of most of the world's languages. ISO defines a four-byte character set for world alphabets but also uses Unicode as a subset.
is a coding system that uses 16 bits instead of 8, allowing for approximately 65,000 (216) different patterns.
A specific character encoding scheme. It has the capacity to handle most languages.
A code that assigns a unique number to each character in each of the major languages of the world. Intended for use on all computer systems, not just Windows. Itr has a potential to cope with over one million characters, as opposed to the ANSI code limited to 256 characters. Presently is assigns a unique identifier to 96,383 characters, covering the scripts of principal written languages and many mathematical and other symbols. See the following website for additional indformation: http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/index.html. For a comprehensive gallery of Unicode Fonts visit the web site: http://travelphrases.info/fonts.html
A widely-used standard for digitally representing characters in a variety of Western, Middle Eastern, and Asian languages.
Unicode is an international character code for information processing, designed to encode all characters used for written communication in a simple and consistent manner. The Unicode character encoding was established as a fixed-width encoding of 16 bits, to provide enough code points for all the scripts and technical symbols in common usage around the world, plus some ancient scripts. Accented characters can be composed by concatenating two or more Unicode characters. See also ISO/IEC 10646.
Unicode is a standard format for text that encompasses all languages.
Text encoding scheme including international characters and alphabets.
The alphabet of all alphabets, with 39,000 built-in letters and room for expansion. XML character set of choice. Java was designed from the bottom up to implement the Unicode character set.
Universal character set that can accommodate all known scripts. Unlike code pages, Unicode uses a unique two-byte encoding for every character.
A character encoding standard developed by the Unicode Consortium. By using more than one byte to represent each character, Unicode enables almost all of the written languages in the world to be represented by using a single character set.
A system for the display, interchange, and processing of text written in any of a wide range of supported languages. The Unicode character set is a multi-byte character set that supports a wide range of international characters.
A standard for representing on a computer virtually all of the characters of most scripts of the world.
Unicode is an international standard used to encode text for computer processing. It is a subset of UCS. Unicode's design is based on the simplicity and consistency of ASCII, but goes far beyond ASCII's limited ability to encode only the Latin alphabet. Unicode provides the capacity to encode all of the characters used for the major written languages of the world. To accommodate the many thousands of characters used in international text, Unicode uses a 16-bit code-set that provides codes for more than 65'000 characters. To keep character coding simple and efficient, Unicode assigns each character a unique 16-bit value, and does not use complex modes or escape codes.
A new "universal" character coding scheme. The older standards ASCII and EBCDIC used a single "byte" to correspond to a letter. They were also mostly oriented toward english. Unicode uses two-bytes to describe sets of language specfic characters.
Unicode provides a unique number for every character, no matter what the platform, no matter what the program, no matter what the language. A standard for international character encoding. Unicode support characters that are 2 bytes wide rather than the 1 byte currently supported by most systems, allowing it to include 65,536 characters rather than the 256 available to 1-byte systems. Visit http://www.unicode.org/standard/WhatIsUnicode.html for more information.
A standard for a very large character set that encompasses many of the characters used in languages around the world.
A method of encoding language symbols with one symbol (generally a word) as one 16 bit value. Unicode was primarily created to simplify computer manipulation of pictograph based languages, primarily used in Asian countries
A standard aimed at unifying all character sets into a single character table. Each Unicode character is 16-bit wide, as opposed to the ASCII standard of 8-bit.
An encoding of the scripts of essentially all of the world's human languages. http://www.unicode.org
a standard character set that encompasses pretty much all languages. see the Character Sets section.
A character encoding scheme which addresses the shortcomings of ASCII and other competing encoding schemes. Unlike ASCII, which has space for only 128 characters (7-bit), Unicode can store 65536 characters (16-bit) to cover virtually all alphabets in the world.
A 16-bit, language-independent character set that enables representation of all of the characters commonly used in information processing.
A version of the ASCII character set that uses 16 bits for each character rather than 8. It has the capacity to handle most languages.
A universal, 16-bit, standard coded character set for the representation of all human scripts. Currently, Unicode is at its third major version (3.0). For further details, see the web site of the Unicode Consortium at unicode.org.
syntactic representation of special characters to eliminate conflict between XML syntax and textual content. A complete set of Unicode values is available at http://www.ncecho.org/ncead/documents/unicode.htm.
The ISO/IEC 10646 16-bit encoding scheme for representing the characters used in most languages.
A standard for a set of characters that is intended to support written texts expressed in a large number of languages from Europe, America, Asia, India, and the Pacific Rim. Can be read on both PCs and Macs.
the biggest character set; it attempts to encompass all
The informal name for the Universal Coded Character set (UCS), which is the name of the ISO 10646 standard that defines a single code for the representation, interchange, processing, storage, entry, and presentation of the written form of the world's major languages.
A standard defined by the Unicode Consortium that uses a 16-bit "code page" which 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, like Chinese. For more info, see http://www.unicode.org/.
A fixed-width, 16-bit character-encoding standard capable of representing the letters and characters of the majority of the world's languages. Unicode was developed by a consortium of U.S. computer companies.
Universal character set designed to accommodate all known scripts. Unlike most code page s, Unicode uses a unique two-byte encoding for every character, also known as double byte character set (DBCS). Unicode is a registered trademark of Unicode, Inc.
Unicode is an entirely new idea in setting up binary codes for text or script characters. Officially called the Unicode Worldwide Character Standard, it is a system for "the interchange, processing, and display of the written texts of the diverse languages of the modern world." It also supports many classical and historical texts in a number of languages. Currently, the Unicode standard contains 34,168 distinct coded characters derived from 24 supported language scripts. These characters cover the principal written languages of the world.
A 16-bit code standard for uniform representation of all the characters systems of the world, digits, symbols and control sequences for use when storing data.
A worldwide character-encoding standard that allows more information to be contained in each string by defining 16-bit character strings rather than the standard 8-bit character strings. Unicode allows universal data exchange and improves multilingual text processing. Unicode strings are also called wide strings.
The Unicode Worldwide Character Standard is a character encoding system. Unicode provides a unique number for every character used by the principal written languages in the world, along with codes for a full range of punctuation, symbols, and control characters. These codes are constant, no matter what the platform, the program, or the language. It allows data to be transported through many different systems without corruption.
A 16 bit ISO 10646 character set. It can accommodate way more characters that ASCII, thus allowing for easier internationalization.
A fixed-width, 16-bit character encoding standard capable of representing all of the world?s scripts.
URL [Universal Resource Locator
A 16-bit character set defined by ISO 10646. See also ASCII. All source code in the Java programming environment is written in Unicode.
Unicode is a universal encoded character set that allows you information from any language to be stored by using a single character set. Unicode provides a unique code value for every character, regardless of the platform, program, or language.
Worldwide character encoding standard from the Unicode Consortium. String parameters for all COM interface methods are passed as Unicode rather than ANSI strings, except for getting and setting ANSI data that resides in tables. Alternatively, the component can return actual data as ANSI strings. If the data consumer requests a different binding for a particular property, the OLE DB component can perform the appropriate conversion using the OLE DB conversion routines.
International encoding standard that provides a superset of many separate encodings.
A character set that attempts to include characters from all the world's major scripts.
A 16-bit character encoding standard developed by the Unicode Consortium. By using two bytes to represent each character, Unicode enables almost all of the written languages of the world to be represented in the form of text files. (By contrast, even 8-bit ASCII is not capable of representing even all of the combinations of letters and diacritical marks that are used with the Roman alphabet.) Approximately 28,000 of the 65,536 possible combinations have been assigned to date, 21,000 of them being used for Chinese. The remaining combinations are open for expansion.
A 16 bit standard system for encoding characters of all the world's languages. The first 128 codes of Unicode are the same as in ASCII. The system uses two bytes for each character rather than one, and can handle 65,536 character combinations rather than ASCII's just 256. Unicode can house the alphabets of most of the world's languages, including a complete complement of Chinese, Korean and Japanese specific characters. ISO defines a four-byte character set for world alphabets, but uses Unicode as a subset.
In computing, Unicode provides an international standard which has the goal of providing the means to encode the text of every document people want to store on computers. This includes all scripts in active use today, many scripts known only by scholars, and symbols which do not strictly represent scripts, like mathematical, linguistic and APL symbols.
A type of universal character set, a collection of 64K characters encoded in a 16-bit space. It encodes nearly every character in just about every existing character set standard, covering most written scripts used in the world. It is owned and defined by Unicode Inc. Unicode is canonical encoding which means its value can be passed around in different locales. But it does not guarantee a round-trip conversion between it and every Oracle character set without information loss.
The Unicode Standard. The applicable version of this standard is the version defined by the XML specification [ XML].
There are many languages in the world with many more characters than provided for in the ASCII set. The Unicode Standard (at http://www.unicode.org) is a subset of the International Standard ISO/IEC 10646-1:1993. Unicode 2.1 lists almost 40'000 characters, which are grouped into sets. Each set has a unique name. Unicode lists the characters, while the UTF-8 and UTF-16 systems map the characters for computer systems.
Standard for character encoding, using several different text encoding formats like: - text: UTF-7, UTF-8 (UTF-2) - binary: UTF-16, UTF-32, or UCS-2, UCS-4 accordingly Unicode text can be started with a special marker - BOM for easy text format detection. For more information please go to: http://www.unicode.org
A 16-bit character set defined by ISO 10646 that supports many languages.
A standard character encoding scheme that uses 2 bytes to represent each character, which allows more than 65,000 characters to be represented.
16 bit internationalised character set, more information ...
Unicode is a universal character encoding standard that supports the interchange, processing, and display of text that is written in any of the languages of the modern world.
Unicode is a universal character set that defines all the characters needed for writing the majority of living languages in use on computers. For more information refer to the Unicode Consortium or to Tutorial: Character sets & encodings in XHTML, HTML and CSS produced by the W3C Internationalization Activity.
A standard character set which uses two bytes or 16 bits to code each character. Compare it to ASCII, which uses only one byte or 8 bits per character. ASCII is limited to 256 characters, enough for most European languages, but too limited for languages like Chinese and Japanese with their many characters. For more information, see the Unicode Home Page.
Unicode Character Standard (UCS), Universal Character Set. See Unicode Consortium Also see ISO 10646.
Like ASCII, Unicode is a code which assigns a number to each key on the keyboard. Unicode is newer and includes many characters not found in ASCII such as international characters and alphabets.
The ISO 10646 character set that uses 16-bit patterns to represent characters. It was created to describe every known language character and a large collection of special characters using unique bit patterns that computers can recognize and display.
UNICODE is a standard for representing visible characters using a stream of bytes in computer memory or on some other digital storage medium. Unlike code pages where each code page can only be used to describe a subset of the known written languages, Unicode is a single standard way to represent all of the world's common written languages. Whereas the code page representation uses a single byte to represent each character, Unicode uses a 16-bit word for each character. The OCR engine that is part of OCR Shop XTR does recognition internally based on a single selected code page. During output however, the text data can be converted to Unicode for use with other applications that expect text data in Unicode format.
ISO 10646-1 defines a "universal character code" which uses either 2 or 4 bytes to represent characters from a large character set. Thus, Far Eastern character sets can be represented. In Symbian OS, 2-byte UNICODE support is built deep into the system.
A 16-bit character encoding that includes all of the world's commonly used alphabets and ideographic character sets in a "unified" form (i.e., a form from which duplications among national standards have been removed). ASCII and Latin-1 characters may be trivially mapped to Unicode characters. Java uses Unicode for its char and String types.
The Unicode Worldwide Character Standard (Unicode) is a system for "the interchange, processing, and display of the written texts of the diverse languages of the modern world." Unlike ASCII, which uses 8 bits for each character, Unicode uses 16 bits, which means that it can represent more than 65,000 unique characters. Currently, the Unicode standard contains 34,168 distinct coded characters derived from 24 supported language scripts. These characters cover the principal written languages of the world, including European Latin-based and Slavic languages, Semitic languages such as Arabic and Hebrew, and languages of the Far East - Chinese, Korean, Japanese in all their orthographic versions.
A table which allows the coding of about 65000 characters. The characters of the most important languages of the world are already defined there.
a 16-bit standard for representing characters in digital code and designed to include all known characters in all modern and ancient writing systems; see also â€œASCII
A 16-bit character encoding scheme allowing characters from Western European, Eastern European, Cyrillic, Greek, Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Urdu, Hindi and all other major world languages, living and dead, to be encoded in a single character set. The Unicode specification also includes standard compression schemes and a wide range of typesetting information required for worldwide locale support. Symbian OS fully implements Unicode.
For information on this font standard that supports many international alphabets, see the Unicode Home Page.
An industry standard for coded character sets.
Unicode is a new idea about binary code for text and script characters, it is officially called Unicode Worldwide Character Standard. Upload
Unicode is a new character code devised by American computer manufacturers for processing multiple languages on their computer systems. Although it has been recognized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)--it forms the basis of the ISO/IEC 10646-1 standard--it presents many problems to computer users in countries where large character sets are used. These problems result from the fact that Unicode tries to squeeze all of the world's characters into a two-byte system that can represent no more than 65,536 at maximum. As a result, there are not enough codes to respresent all the characters in an unabridged dictionary in an East Asian country. There is also a problem in that Unicode sets aside an area for 6,400 "user-defined characters," which can be used in different ways in different countries. Moreover, since the character data of multiple languages are "unified" in Unicode, information about which language they are from is lost. Due to its deficiencies, there are doubts as to whether Unicode will succeed as a standard in East Asia.
This is a standard that is able to represent all characters for all alphabets in one character set. By doing this you are able to display any all and any character or language on one page. Unicode only provides the encoding you would still need fonts to display the text. UI â€” User Interface
A double-byte, platform-independent character set that encodes all character sets into one. It includes all major alphabetic languages plus Korean, Japanese and Chinese.
A character set that supports many world languages.
A 16-bit character set defined by ISO 10646. It 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, like Chinese.
an industry-wide character set encoding standard that aims eventually to provide a single standard that supports all the scripts of the world. Unicode is closely related to ISO/IEC 10646.
A universal encoding scheme for characters and text. The goal of unicode is to enable the use of all characters for all languages of the world. Unicode supports a 16-bit character code for a possible 65,000 characters, as well as an extension of the 16-bit code called UTF-16 that allows for over one million characters and is sufficient for all known encoding requirements, including all known past and present written language characters in the world. Contrast that to the 8-bit 256 character limit of ASCII. Unicode is the default encoding of HTML and XML.
An international character encoding scheme that is a subset of the ISO 10646 standard. Each character supported is defined using a unique 2-byte code.
"Character set rich enough to represent non-Latin-based languages, such as Chinese and Burmese."
Character encoding standard which, unlike ASCII, uses not 8 but 16 bit character encoding, making possible the representation of virtually all existing character sets (e.g. Latin, Cyrillic, Japanese, Chinese). The use of Unicode simplifies multiple language document and program creation. (See also -internationalisation.)
a character encoding standard developed by the Unicode Consortium. The aim of the standard is to provide a universal way of encoding characters of any language, regardless of the computer system or platform, being used. Unicode is a 16-bit character set that assigns unique character codes to characters in a wide range of languages. Unlike ASCII, which defines 128 distinct characters typically represented in 8 bits, there are as many as 65,536 distinct Unicode characters that represent the unique characters used in many languages. Internationalized HTML uses Unicode as its base character set.
A 16-bit code to represent the characters used in most of the world's scripts. UTF-8 is an alternative encoding in which one or more 8-bit bytes represent each Unicode character.
Coding scheme capable of representing all the world's current languages. 4.14
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A character encoding standard developed by the Unicode Consortium that represents almost all of the written languages of the world. The Unicode character repertoire has multiple representation forms, including UTF-8, UTF-16, and UTF-32. Most Windows interfaces use the UTF-16 form. See also: American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII); Unicode Character System (UCS); Unicode Transmission Format 8 (UTF-8)
A 2-byte character set, developed as a universal character set for international use. The current 2 version of Unicode is equivalent to the basic multilingual plane subset of the ISO 10646 character set. Internationalized HTML uses Unicode as its base character set.
A 16-bit character encoding scheme allows language characters to be encoded in a single character set and also includes standard compression schemes.
A coding scheme that assigns 16 bits per character (that is, 216), which translates to more than 65,000 possible characters.
Unicode is an industry standard designed to allow text and symbols from all of the writing systems of the world to be consistently represented and manipulated by computers. Developed in tandem with the Universal Character Set standard and published in book form as The Unicode Standard, Unicode consists of a character repertoire, an encoding methodology and set of standard character encodings, a set of code charts for visual reference, an enumeration of character properties such as upper and lower case, a set of reference data computer files, and rules for normalization, decomposition, collation and rendering.