Characters, Symbols and the Unicode Miracle

Math Online Tom Circle

Unicode UTF-8:

  • 7-bit ASCII (127 characters) was invented on the back of a napkin by computer scientist in 1960s
  • Unicode (UTF-8) was invented for WWW Web in 1990s, backward compatible with ASCII
  • 100,000 characters of all human’s languages (Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Korean,…)

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