Unicode

Unicode : A Primer

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Whether you're a Web developer or 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.
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  • Paperback | 475 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 36mm | 698.53g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764546252
  • 9780764546259

About Tony Graham

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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"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 basics Explore Unicode structure, properties, and encodings Unleash Unicode in HTML, XML, and HTTP Find out how Windows, Unix, and Mac OS support Unicode Use Unicode with C/C++, Perl, Java, VB, and other languages Tour the character blocks in Unicode 3.0 Companion Web site with updates and sample code.
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Table of contents

Preface. Introduction. Part I: Unicode 101. Chapter 1: Introducing Unicode and ISO/IEC 10646. Chapter 2: Unicode Design Basis and Principles. Part II: Unicode CloseUp. Chapter 3: Structure of the Unicode Standard. Chapter 4: Encodings and Transcodings. Chapter 5: Characters and Character Properties. Chapter 6: Working With Text. Chapter 7: CJK Ideographs and Hangul. Chapter 8: Standard Issues. Part III: Use of Unicode. Chapter 9: Unicode on the Internet. Chapter 10: Operating System Support. Chapter 11: Programming Language Support. Chapter 12: Unicode and Fonts. Appendix A: Character Blocks. Appendix B: Unicode Consortium Resources. Appendix C: ISO/IEC 10646 Resources. Appendix D: Other Resources. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.
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