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    I have read that unicode makes it faster to make your applications for the international market....it is also multi-platform and works with all operating systems....

    Is it easy to use???
    Why is it so great (I just dont understand how it works) ????

    Thx for any help.....
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    I'm not sure it makes it faster. The work in translating the application strings (whether through resource files, messing with the actual code, or using script or external text files) is much the same whether you are using Unicode or the traditional 8 bit character encoding tables.

    It is however advantageous to use unicode when the objective is to provide an application that one wants global. This because both for input and output, Unicode is the most complete character set and encompasses about every modern language.
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    The work in translating the application strings
    I thought if you used ansi code it would work with all operating systems even if they are in a different languages.....

    It is however advantageous to use unicode when the objective is to provide an application that one wants global. This because both for input and output, Unicode is the most complete character set and encompasses about every modern language.
    So it is just a charcter set for most languages so you can translet to the many different languages????
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    > I thought if you used ansi code it would work with all operating systems even if they are in a different languages...

    I didn't say otherwise, did I?

    > So it is just a charcter set for most languages so you can translet to the many different languages????

    Here... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicode and here... http://unicode.org/
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
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