Answers to Self-Review exercises


a) localize. b) encoding. c) universal, efficient, uniform, unambiguous. d) character. e) portable. f) UTF-8.


a) False. It encompasses the majority of the world's characters. b) False. The yyyy represents a hexadecimal number. c) False. A diacritic is a special mark added to a character to distinguish it from another letter or to indicate an accent. d) True. e) False. Unicode characters are denoted by uyyyy.



Navigate to the Unicode Consortium Web site ( and write the hexadecimal code values for the following characters. In which block are they located?

  1. Latin letter "Z."
  2. Latin letter 'n' with the "tilde (~)."
  3. Greek letter "delta."
  4. Mathematical operator "less than or equal to."
  5. Punctuation symbol "open quote (")."

Describe the Unicode Standard design basis.


Define the following terms:

  1. code value.
  2. surrogates.
  3. Unicode Standard.
  4. UTF-8.
  5. UTF-16.
  6. UTF-32.

Describe a scenario where it is optimal to store your data in UTF-16 format.


Using the Unicode Standard code values, create a program that prints your first and last name. If you know other writing systems, print your first and last name in those as well. Use a Label to display your name.

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