Unicode and Character Sets
Microsoft Windows provides support for the many different written languages of the international marketplace through Unicode and traditional character sets.
Traditional character sets are the previous character encoding standards — such as Windows code pages that use 8-bit code values or combinations of 8-bit values to represent the characters used in a specific language or geographical region.
This overview describes the character set functions and explains how to use them in your applications.
- About Unicode and Character Sets
- Using Unicode and Character Sets
- Unicode and Character Set Reference