/ (ˈjuːnɪˌkəʊd) /

  1. computing a character set for all languages

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[ yōōnĭ-kōd′ ]

  1. A computer standard for encoding characters. Each character is represented by sixteen bits. Whereas ASCII, being an 8-bit encoding scheme, can only represent 256 characters, Unicode has 65,536 combinations, enabling it to encode the letters of all written languages as well as thousands of characters in languages such as Japanese and Chinese.

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