Unicode is a character set that aims to define all characters and glyphs from all human languages, living and dead. With more and more software being required to support multiple languages, or even just any language, Unicode has been strongly gaining popularity in recent years. Using different character sets for different languages is simply too cumbersome for programmers and users.
Unfortunately, Unicode brings its own requirements and pitfalls when it comes to regular expressions. Of the regex flavors discussed in this tutorial, Java, XML and the .NET framework use Unico
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