From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Aug 30 2008 - 17:33:53 CDT
Meeku aka "linuxa linux" <linuxalinux at yahoo dot co dot uk> wrote:
> Basically the ultimate core computer code has only digital zeroes and
> ones, correct/wrong?
> This ultimate core computer code then gets character encoded and this
> helps usability, correct/wrong?
> ASCII english character encoding gets conventionally used primarily,
Best to limit a blanket statement like this to English-speaking areas.
It's also a bit of a misnomer to refer to "ASCII english character
encoding." The use of ASCII doesn't necessarily imply the English
language, although few other languages can be written properly with it.
> ASCII english character encoding also gets conventionally used for
> programming, correct/wrong?
Correct, though see comment above about "ASCII english." Programming
languages in particular should not be construed as being "English."
> Unicode character encoding helps with viewing and composing both
> english and non-english based texts, correct/wrong?
Some *extremely* bare-bones text can be represented just fine in ASCII.
For everything else, the increased repertoire of Unicode does help.
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