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What is the difference between Wide Character and character in C++?

11th Oct 2020, 9:55 AM
Arya Deep Chowdhury
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char is used for so called ANSI family of functions (typically function name ends with A), or more commonly known as using ASCII character set. wchar_t is used for new so called Unicode (or Wide) family of functions (typically function name ends with W), which use UTF-16 character set. It is very similar to UCS-2, but not quite it. If character requires more than 2 bytes, it will be converted into 2 composite codepoints, and this can be very confusing.
11th Oct 2020, 9:59 AM
Radha🌹
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It will much easier if you give example of wchar_t
11th Oct 2020, 10:05 AM
Arya Deep Chowdhury
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