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UTF-8 font

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  1. divinequran

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    How to add UTF-8 font in windows, is it is available for free download?
    How to set is as default font in windows os?
     
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    UTF-8 isn't a font, it's a characterset.
     
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    could you please explain what is characterset
     
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    A Characterset is I think a set of fonts or characters that help you around the computer, I heard of it before.
     
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    Characterset is set of characters with a defined encoding
     
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    UTF-8 (8-bit UCS/Unicode Transformation Format) is a variable-length character encoding for Unicode. It is able to represent any character in the Unicode standard, yet the initial encoding of byte codes and character assignments for UTF-8 is backwards compatible with ASCII. For these reasons, it is steadily becoming the preferred encoding for e-mail, web pages,[1] and other places where characters are stored or streamed.

    UTF-8 encodes each character (code point) in one to four octets (8-bit bytes), with the 1-byte encoding used for the 128 US-ASCII characters. See the Description section below for details.

    The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) requires all Internet protocols to identify the encoding used for character data, and the supported character encodings must include UTF-8.[2] The Internet Mail Consortium (IMC) recommends that all email programs be able to display and create mail using UTF-8.
     
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    A characterset is a relationship between a set of glyphs (e.g. A 1 $) and numbers (e.g. 65 49 36). The examples given are from the 7-bit ASCII characterset.
    A font (typeface) is a set of drawing instructions that tells the computer how to draw a given letter, e.g. W=4 diagonal lines (+more details). I'm not certain how fonts relate to charactersets; if you have Times New Roman on a Windows-1252 PC that draws 65 as A, then change the characterset to one where A isn't 65, does char 65 still draw A or does it draw something else? But anyway, fonts are the charactersets' graphical counterparts.
     

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