Text - UTF-16 Character Set

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1 - About

UTF-16 is a variant of unicode. It's variable-length encoding: Each code point in a UTF-16 encoding may require either one or two 16-bit code units. The size in memory of a string of length n varies based on the particular code points in the string.

Finding the nth code point of a string is no longer a constant-time operation as in ucs-2: It generally requires searching from the beginning of the string.


3 - Example

3.1 - Javascript

The charCodeAt() method returns the UTF-16 code unit (an integer between 0 and 65535) at the given index.


If you go to the character map of windows, you can search it and validate that it's the good one.

data/type/text/utf16.txt · Last modified: 2019/05/18 15:43 by gerardnico