The string Datatype

The string Datatype

The CIM string datatype consists of a number of UCS-2 characters .

UCS-2 is based on the Basic Multilingual Plane (BMP) of ISO/IEC 10646 and is basically a 16-bit encoding of a large number of Unicode characters ”international alphabetic characters and symbols. UCS-2 includes the well-known ASCII characters as a sub-set, mapping them to their "normal" ASCII equivalent values, but also contains a large number of European and Asiatic characters.

Thus a capital 'A' is encoded as 0x0041 as it would be in ASCII. The Greek letter ² , on the other hand, does not appear in the ASCII character set but does in UCS-2 ”as the encoding 0x03B2.

Strings within CIM are composed of UCS-2 characters rather than ASCII characters.

More information about UCS-2 and Unicode can be found on the Web site of the Unicode Consortium ( ); see also the glossary entry in this book for Unicode.

A Practical Approach to WBEM[s]CIM Management
A Practical Approach to WBEM[s]CIM Management
ISBN: 849323061
Year: 2006
Pages: 152 © 2008-2017.
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