A brief introduction to code pages and Unicode

How Unicode relates to code pages, character sets, and encoding

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Markus Scherer and Markus Scherer

Date archived: April 18, 2019 | First published: March 03, 2000

Unicode is intended to unify the computing community around a single standard for encoding text. To understand how the standard works and why we need it, explore the code behind the letters you see on your screen and in your printouts.

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