[Mono-list] Re: unicode trouble

Gaute B Strokkenes biggaute@uwc.net
Mon, 09 Feb 2004 05:34:38 +0100

On  9 feb 2004, aranym@adelphia.net wrote:

> Hi Gabor, I think you're confused. Characters in .NET are 16 bits
> BECAUSE they are unicode. 16 bits = 2 bytes = 65536 values.

That statement is itself confused.  Unicode is not 16-bit; it is

C# char values are not unicode characters, they're UTF-16 code points.
The MS documentations frequently refers to single char values as
characters, but that's just sloppliness.

Recommended reading: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/unicode.html#ucsutf

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