Sunday, June 3, 2007

Question 80

Which of the following descriptions concerning Unicode (UCS-2) is correct?

a) It is an 8-bit code which was released by IBM along with its System/360, and is capable of representing 256 kinds of characters.
b) It was adapted as the BMP (Basic Multilingual Plane) of ISO/IEC 10646, and is a two-byte character code capable of representing the characters of many of the languages around the world.
c) It is the kanji code standard specified by JIS X 0208, in which a code is used to take two bytes for a single character. The standard is split into Level 1 and Level 2, based on the usage frequency of kanji characters.
d) Since it is a modified version of the original JIS kanji code, it can be identified even when used together with alphanumeric/kana codes. This character code is widely used on personal computers, etc.


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