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How To Use UNICODE() Function in Google Sheets


Returns the decimal Unicode value of the first character of the text.

Common questions about the UNICODE formula include:

1. How does the UNICODE formula work? 
2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using the UNICODE formula? 
3. What type of data can be formatted with the UNICODE formula?

The UNICODE formula can be used appropriately by accurately encoding and decoding characters and text in order to create a consistent and clickable experience for viewers or participants.

The UNICODE formula is commonly mistyped when it is not properly transcribed from one application to another, when the code is truncated, or when the control characters are not properly complete.

Some common ways of using the UNICODE formula inappropriately include mis-encoding characters (such as HTML tags in place of standard ASCII characters), not attempting to accurately convert data into UNICODE format, and using non-standard data values in the UNICODE formula.

Common pitfalls when using the UNICODE formula include incomplete code or incorrectly inputted data values,and attempting to use the formula on variable data types such as images, audio, or video.

Common mistakes when using the UNICODE formula include incorrectly encoding characters, incorrect data types (such as non-standard characters), and insufficient or incomplete code.

Common misconceptions people might have with the UNICODE Formula include incorrectly assuming that all characters can be encoded in UNICODE format, wrongly believing that the formula is universal for all data types, and wrongly assuming that textual data from all languages can be accurately encoded in UNICODE format.

How To Actually Use UNICODE() in Sheets


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