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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.

Disadvantages:

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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