With Unicode, the single-character type is fixed by design it needs to hold values up to 0x10ffff , while the string base type depends on the platform. However, it is not a means of translating text between the different languages. UTF-16 is the preferred form because it is easy to handle, and most characters fit into single 16-bit code units.
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Thanks for the help again Cheers... Now I want to get the byte size of a wstring.
Read the question carefully. How can I get the byte size of std:: Now, I feel a little bit more confident with multilanguage programming. I am using std:: UTF-8 is designed for systems that need byte-based strings; it is the most complicated Unicode encoding form. Best guess. Which one is more reliable?
Gerry Schmitz. That returns number of chars, not the number of bytes, and requires a C-Style pointer, not a std:: Last edited by darwen; December 29th, 2004 at 07: See more: Paste as-is. A Developer. They typically define an 8- or 16-bit type for this purpose, depending on platform considerations.
The "wide" array contains the same three characters, but each one is represented by a single 16-bit value. Is this a valid statement?
VB Forums. Unicode was designed from the ground up, and it is not byte based. Anything wrong in my code?
Ultimate Knowing is not enough; we must apply. In both cases, characters in strings typically use a variable number of "code units," or base type values.
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