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,