[Wolves] Text size

Aquarius aquarius-lists at kryogenix.org
Fri Apr 30 16:26:38 BST 2004

Simon Burke spoo'd forth:
> Ok,
> this is a bit of a weird done, can anyone tell me how big one plain text 
> (ASCII) character is in terms of bits or bytes?

Do you actually mean ASCII? Are you absolutely sure you do?

If you really do, then one ASCII character is one byte.

However, in a world with Unicode in it, you can't just blithely assume
this. You have to be careful. Unicode is a Big Complex Topic.


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