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    about wide character and multiple byte character

    Hello everyone,


    In my mind, wide character means in the encoding scheme, each character is encoded with the same number of bytes (compared with encoding technology which uses various number of bytes to encode a character). I have also made some references that it seems that wide character is the same as unicode (both are using 4 bytes to encode a character). Is that correct?

    There is also a term called multiple byte character. What does it mean -- the same as wide character? Does it has any relationship with UTF-8 encoding (since UTF-8 also uses multiple bytes to encode a character)?


    thanks in advance,
    George

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    The terms can mean what every someone wants them to mean.
    You need to see how the terms are defined in their context.

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    Hi esbo,


    Quote Originally Posted by esbo
    The terms can mean what every someone wants them to mean.
    You need to see how the terms are defined in their context.
    I mean the terms related to unicode.


    regards,
    George

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    Perhaps this may help clear the fog (for me as well):
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