Multilingual Support - String statistics
Last updated at 2:20 pm UTC on 23 September 1999
[23-Sep-1999/ Bob Jarvis]
Here's some interesting stats, gleaned from a more-or-less base Squeak 2.4
Number of String instances: 15080
Number of characters in all strings: 874522
This means that if we switch from a single-byte character encoding to
Unicode, in the form where Unicode 'characters' are 16 bits wide, we add roughly 4/5 of a meg to the image size. If we convert to something where each 'character' takes up 4 bytes we add about 2.5 megs to the image size.