What is Unicode?- Unicode is a 16-bit character encoding scheme that enables characters from various languages to be used.
- It is the actual standard defined by the Unicode consortium.
- The characters are taken from languages of Western European, Eastern European, Cyrillic, Greek, Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese etc. regions.
- It is defined by ISO 10646.
- The Unicode data encoding scheme simplifies world ready application development because it allows all international characters to be represented in a single encoding.
- It assigns a unique numeric value, called a code point and name for each character used in the written languages of the world.
- It is a standard for character encoding.