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What is Difference between Unicode, Ascii Code

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by AlexeyS In reply to What is Unicode

Unicode is 16-bit coding rather than 8-bit ASCII code. But ASCII Code table is included into Unicode table. So the letters of English alphabet have same code both in Unicode and ASCII. Unicode is a step in the right direction because it contains allsymbols used in practically all world languages.

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by pVp In reply to What is Unicode

To be "sorry you asked" :-)

http://www.unicode.org/

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by trackana In reply to What is Unicode

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.

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by Cedric King In reply to What is Unicode

I would simply put it as that Ascii codes are the binary respresentation used when computers started. It started English-based, so the codes have representations for all the alphabets and symbols in binary. When multi-lingual support is required, the Ascii codes could not represent these new symbols, e.g. Chinese characters, thus Unicode was created to meet these new requirements. Ascii code is a subset of the Unicode. You can see from the rest of the answers posted to you talks about the bit size of the code. Hope these makes sense to you to answer your question.

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