[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”What is unicode?” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Arimo%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]UNICODE Encoding System has changed the game. Computer being electronics device, has only two states LOW or HIGH represented by 0 and 1 respectively. Thus computers are only capable of representing anything and everything in the form of numbers only. Computers are able to store and represent all the characters in their graphical form by assigning some unique number to each one of them.
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]There were so many encoding standards or methods that still exist and evolved much before UNICODE, ASCII is one of them. This encoding method has become a standard and has been adopted by almost all the modern languages.
How it started?
By the end of 1990, most of the work on mapping existing character encoding standards had been completed, and a final review draft of Unicode was ready. The Unicode Consortium was incorporated in California on January 3, 1991, and in October 1991, the first volume of the Unicode standard was published. It has evolved around since then and has been impacted by the Internet which came into existence around the same period.
More about UNICODE?
Earlier encoding systems were limited to only English language, but this encoding system supports almost all of the languages. The Unicode Standard provides a unique number for every character, no matter what platform, device, application or language. It has been adopted by all modern software providers and now allows data to be transported through many different platforms, devices and applications without corruption.
The standard is maintained by the Unicode Consortium, and as of June 2017 the most recent version, Unicode 10.0, contains a collection of 136,755 characters covering 139 modern and historic scripts, as well as multiple symbol sets and emoji.
The success of this encoding system at unifying character sets has led to its widespread and predominant use in the internationalization and localization of computer software.
Languages supporting UNICODE
JAVA, TCL, Perl, Python, C# and mostly all recent languages support this encoding system. Here JAVA and Python are one of the most popular languages adopting this encoding standard. If you are interested to know more about this topic, please refer to the links provided at the end.
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