Re: Chinese Simplified - How many bytes

From: John H. Jenkins (
Date: Tue Jul 06 2004 - 09:10:26 CDT

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    > Hi,
    > I browsed through the ICU library and it looks similar to
    > gettext library which GNU provides, with more functionality added. But
    > we are developing our product on QT which has its own translations. So
    > I dont want to use another library for translations. Also there is a
    > class QString which says its takes care of byte issues. Basically it
    > is overloaded and acts accordingly for two byte Unicode char set. Also
    > it states that QString supports Chinese(simplified). Am not getting
    > how he says that two bytes can support Chinese simplified. Is it true
    > that, to represent Chinese simplified programmatically, two bytes will
    > do.

    Unicode in the UTF-16 encoding will cover almost all the simplified
    Chinese characters people use today in two bytes. There are the
    occasional exceptions which will require four bytes.

    John H. Jenkins

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