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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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