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UCS2 is an Unicode character set that is a subset of UTF-16 with the most common characters

The designers of Unicode historically miscalculated the total of code points and originally thought that Unicode would need no more than


code points. The original standard UCS-2 16-bit encoding was born.

UCS-2 is made up of individual 16-bit code unit (number), each of which corresponded to a single Unicode code point.

Indexing into a string is a cheap, constant-time operation: Accessing the nth code point of a string simply selects from the nth 16-bit element of the array.

data/type/text/ucs2.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/13 16:11 by gerardnico