Unicode is the name of an international character set, encompassing the symbols of all written alphabets of the world, of today and of the past, plus a few more3. The Unicode standard (formally referenced as "ISO/IEC 10646") is defined and documented by the Unicode Consortium, and contains over 100,000 characters. Their main web site is located at: | http://www.unicode.org
As the adoption of Unicode is a central element of Delphi 2009 and there are many issues to address, this chapter focuses only on the theory behind Unicode and other characters encodings, while the next one will focus on the key elements of Delphi implementation.
3 Unicode includes also technical symbols, punctuations, and many other characters used in writing text, even if not part of any alphabet.
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