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About Unicode ?

Hi All,

I m new Unicode upgradation, can u plz tell me

1.What is unicode and what is the main purpose of this? Give breif information about this.

2.How to handle this one in project ?

3. what is the main feature about this ?

Waiting for u r replay,



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What is Unicode?

 Unicode is a universal encoded character set that allows you to store information from any language using a single character set.

 Unicode provides a unique code for every character, independent platform, program or language.


Unicode Encoding

u2022 UTF-8 Encoding

 This is a 8 bit encoding

 It is a variable width multi-byte encoding

 One Unicode character can be 1 bye, 2 bytes or 3 bytes

u2022 UTF-16 Encoding

 This is the 16 bit encoding

 One Unicode character is 2 bytes


Advantages of Unicode compliance

Although the conversion effort for the R/3 kernel and applications is considerable, the migration to Unicode provides great benefits in the long run:

u2022 The Internet and consequently also are entirely based on Unicode, which thus is a basic requirement for international competitiveness.

u2022 Unicode allows all R/3 users to install a central R/3 System that covers all business processes worldwide.

u2022 Companies using different distributed systems frequently want to aggregate their worldwide corporate data. Without Unicode, they would be able to do this only to a limited degree.

u2022 With Unicode, you can use multiple languages simultaneously at a single front end computer.

u2022 Unicode is required for cross-application data exchange without loss of data due to incompatible character sets. One way to present documents in the World Wide Web (www) is XML, for example.

In addition, if new characters are added to the Unicode character set, SAP can decide whether to represent these characters internally using 2 or 4 bytes.


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