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Unicose
Unicode is a character encoding standard developed by the Unicode Consortium. The aim of the standard is to provide universal way of encoding characters of any language, regardless of the computer system, or platform, being used.

Unix
An operating system very widely used on medium sized, multi-user computers, and in top-of-the-range desktop computers.

Upload
Transferring information from your computer to the Internet.

URL
Universal Resource Locator - the technical term for ‘Web site address’. The address of a website or document on the Web (e.g. http://www.ablestable.com).

Users
The collective name for everyone who uses AbleStable®.

Usenet
A system of news groups.

User Interface
That part of a computer program that controls interaction with the user.

UV Varnishing
A method of adding a gloss finish to printed surfaces. The advantage of UV varnishing is that it is similar to printing an extra colour and can be applied to selected areas to produce special effects. The UV refers to the Ultra-Violet lamp under which the varnished sheets pass for rapid drying.



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