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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.