Modern computers are designed to work exceptionally with numbers. In order for computers to store and operate with certain information, each letter, digit, or symbol must be given a specific number. Before, there were scores of various encoding systems, but none of those was perfect and suitable for a huge multitude of needs of software engineers. Sometimes, those kinds of systems were quite conflicting with each other. It was until the most advanced system of Unicodes was developed.
Unicode is a special encoding system which assigns a specific number to every each letter, digit, or character, regardless of software design language, program, etc. This system is considered to be extremely effective and is used as the standard system by Microsoft, Apple, IBM, Oracle, Hewlett Packard, SAP, Just System, and other leaders of the world’s software industry. Unicode is the system widely used in such platforms as Java, XML, CORBA, LDAP, and many others. It is adopted by all most popular browsers and operating systems. That is why development of Unicode as globally used system has recently become one of the priorities in modern software development industry.
Using Unicode system in various multi-level and complex programming systems, when storing and transferring huge amounts of digital information, as well as storing some online information leads to substantial lowering the costs for support of these servers or products comparing to using older encoding systems. Unicode is a system which allows creating a single software product or a single web product which can be used with all platforms, software programming languages and world’s regions, with no need of re-design or re-programming. Finally, it allows data transfer between different data transfer systems, with the highest possible security for the data.