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Unformatted text preview: To accomplish this, the Unicode character set uses 16 bits per character. Therefore, the Unicode character set can represent 2 16 , or over 65 thou-sand, characters. Compare that to the 256 characters represented in the extended ASCII set. The Unicode character set is gaining popularity and is used by many programming languages and computer systems today. However, the char-acter set itself is still evolving. Not all of the available codes have been assigned to particular characters. Figure 3.6 shows a few select characters currently represented in the Unicode character set. For consistency, Unicode was designed to be a superset of ASCII. That is, the first 256 characters in the Unicode character set correspond exactly Character Source Code (Hex) 0041 042F OE09 13EA 211E 21CC 282F 345F English (Latin) Russian (Cyrillic) Thai Cherokee Letterlike Symbols Arrows Braille A R Chinese/Japanese/ Korean (Common)...
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2011 for the course CSE 1550 taught by Professor Marianakant during the Fall '10 term at York University.
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