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Beginning Java 8 Fundamentals: Language Syntax, Arrays, Data Types, Objects, and Regular Expressions by Kishori Sharan

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APPENDIX A

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Character Encodings

A character is the basic unit of a writing system, for example, a letter of the English alphabet, and an ideograph of an ideographic writing system such as Chinese and Japanese ideographs. In the written form, a character is identified by its shape, also known as glyph. The identification of a character with its shape is not precise. It depends on many factors, for example, a hyphen is identified as a minus sign in a mathematical expression; some Greek and Latin letters have the same shapes, but they are considered different characters in two written scripts. Computers understand only numbers, more precisely, only ...

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