Unicode: a primer

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M&T Books, Apr 5, 2000 - Computers - 475 pages
"For developers who plan to use the Unicode Standard, this is the best companion book so far." --Rick McGowan, Unicode Consortium

Whether you're a Web developer or a programmer, the Unicode Standard enables consistent handling of English text, Chinese and Japanese ideographs, Korean Hanjul characters, and most other major scripts of the world -- an increasingly important consideration in today's multilingual global marketplace

Filled with lucid explanations and examples, "Unicode: A Primer" describes the development of the standard through Version 3.0 and shows you how to apply Unicode in your own projects. From a detailed account of how Unicode works to detailed advice on how to use Unicode in Web development and programming, this incisive guide is just what you need to take advantage of this increasingly important standard.Understand Unicode 3.0 and ISO/IEC 10646 basicsExplore Unicode structure, properties, and encodingsUnleash Unicode in HTML, XML, and HTTPFind out how Windows, Unix, and Mac OS support UnicodeUse Unicode with C/C++, Perl, Java, VB, and other languagesTour the character blocks in Unicode 3.0Companion Web site with updates and sample code.

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Unicode 101
Unicode Design Basis and Principles

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Common terms and phrases

About the author (2000)

TONY GRAHAM is a Specialist member of the Unicode Consortium and a Senior Consultant at Mulberry Technologies, Inc. He developed an interest in character set while working in Japan from 1991 to 1995.

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