Wilbur Wong wrote:
> > So can I concluded that 1 Unicode Character = 3 Ascii Characters?
No, but one Unicode character in UTF-8 representation is *at most* 4 bytes.
Current Unicode characters can all be represented in 3 bytes or less,
but this is going to change soon. So allow 40 bytes for a 10-character
> > BTW, is there any way that I can find out the Unicode code number of that
> > Unicode character by the information given in the 3 Ascii Characters?
You need to think of the 1-4 bytes as *bytes*, not as "ASCII characters".
Based on that, the following rules work:
If the 1st byte is 0-127, then it is a Unicode value all by itself.
If the 1st byte is 128-191, it is an error.
If the 1st byte is 192-223, it is a 2-byte Unicode value, namely
(1st byte - 192) * 64 + (2nd byte - 128).
If the 1st byte is 224-239, it is a 3-byte Unicode value, namely
(1st byte - 224) * 4096 + (2nd byte - 128) * 64 + (3rd byte - 128)
If the 1st byte is 240-248, it is a 4-byte Unicode value, namely
(1st byte - 240) * 262144 + (2nd byte - 128) * 4096 +
(3rd byte - 128) * 64 + (4th byte - 128).
If the 1st byte is 249-255, it is an error.
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