Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/187058/why-do-english-characters-need-fewer-bytes-to-represent-them-versus-characters-in-other-alphabets/
While most of us have probably never stopped to think about it, alphabetical characters are not all the same size in the number of bytes it takes to represent them. But why is that? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s question.
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