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33. Non-ASCII Characters

This chapter covers the special issues relating to non-ASCII characters and how they are stored in strings and buffers.

33.1 Text Representations  Unibyte and multibyte representations
33.2 Converting Text Representations  Converting unibyte to multibyte and vice versa.
33.3 Selecting a Representation  Treating a byte sequence as unibyte or multi.
33.4 Character Codes  How unibyte and multibyte relate to codes of individual characters.
33.5 Character Sets  The space of possible characters codes is divided into various character sets.
33.6 Characters and Bytes  More information about multibyte encodings.
33.7 Splitting Characters  Converting a character to its byte sequence.
33.8 Scanning for Character Sets  Which character sets are used in a buffer?
33.9 Translation of Characters  Translation tables are used for conversion.
33.10 Coding Systems  Coding systems are conversions for saving files.
33.11 Input Methods  Input methods allow users to enter various non-ASCII characters without special keyboards.
33.12 Locales  Interacting with the POSIX locale.

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