Technicalwhat is Unicode and why do we care about it


When people started teaching computers how to talk, the computer geeks came up with a system called ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange). ASCII characters are encoded by using 7 bits of information, which allows for only 128 (0-127) characters. That wasn't enough for non-English languages, accented characters, and other common symbols.

Enter Unicode. Unicode will eventually be able to encode every character set, including those for non-European languages, alphabets used by scholars, and mathematical and linguistic symbols. See to find out more.

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