Re: Chinese Simplified - How many bytes

From: Markus Scherer (
Date: Tue Jul 06 2004 - 16:02:18 CDT

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    Duraivel wrote:
    > Hi,
    > I browsed through the ICU library and it looks similar to
    > gettext library which GNU provides, with more functionality added. But

    _Much_ more functionality than gettext...

    > 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

    "Translations"? You mean locale data? While you can use ICU resource bundles for the
    localization/translation of your application, it does also carry locale data with
    language/region/culture-specific values and patterns and also names of related things (like months
    and currencies).

    ICU currently carries CLDR 1.1 data:

    You may not need both Qt and ICU - which one you need will depend on your environment and which
    functions you need, what level of standards support, etc.

    > 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.

    John answered this. Also, for example:

    ICU User Guide:

    Best regards,

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