Unicode and Java

The Unicode Character Set

Java programs are written using Unicode, so you can use Unicode characters anywhere in your Java program.
As you may know, a Unicode character consists of two bytes which makes it a 16-bit character. With a 16-bit character set it is possible to cover most of the languages and characters in the world.
Of course you can write your program with the usual 7-bit ASCII character set that is most commonly used in the English language, but they will be converted to the Unicode format.

Search for more Java info on this site here:
Custom Search

Any thoughts or questions?