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Explain the concepts of CODE Page approach. What are the disadvantages of this approach?

Code Page was used before Unicode came into existence. It was a technique to represent characters in different languages. It was a different interpretation of ASCII set which means it kept 128 characters for English and rest 128 were specifically tailored for other languages.


a. Languages like Japanese and Chinese having more than 5000 characters were difficult to represent n 128 character set.

b. Clients also need to have a support for code page.

c. It's representation is done on the basis of operating system.

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