Excel/Unicode Characters Data in Excel.
Can we store Unicode characters data in Excel ?. In that case can we store in Text , General etc cell fields for storing unicode characters ?.
Are there string functions in Excel application related to Unicode characters ?.
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Prashant S Akerkar
Yes, Excel can store Unicode-16 characters, not just the ASCII or Unicode-8 subset. They are stored as text, but can also be entered in General formatting mode. The easiest way to enter Unicode characters is to use the Symbols button on the Insert ribbon toolbar (Excel 2007 and up). This is the same as using the Windows Character Map utility.
Not only can you enter Unicode characters in cells, you can use some Unicode characters in the VBA editor, such as when you would like to name a variable ß instead of "Beta".
Dim ß As Single
Most of the string functions in Excel work correctly with Unicode. Examples are RIGHT, LEFT, and MID, & (the concatenation operator), REPLACE(), but not INSTR.
There are several UNICODE-specific functions that are new with Excel 2013. These are UNICODE() and UNICHAR(), which are Unicode versions of the CODE() and CHAR() functions.
I hope you find this helpful.
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