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All about Unicode
A very fine explanation of Unicode, with coding examples.
: June 2006
The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!)
"if you are a programmer working in 2003 and you don't know the basics of characters, character sets, encodings, and Unicode, and I catch you, I'm going to punish you by making you peel onions for 6 months in a submarine. I swear I will. And one more thing: IT'S NOT THAT HARD."
Joel on Software
: 8 October 2003
Unicode and Multilingual Support in HTML, Fonts, Web Browsers and Other Applications
Lots of good information about Unicode, fonts, editors, and more
Unicode Character Database (UCD)
“The Unicode Character Database (UCD) consists of a number of data files listing character properties and related data along with a documentation file that explains the organization of the database and the format and meaning of the data in the files.”
The organization responsible for defining the Unicode character set. Explanations, FAQ, glossary
UTF-8: The Secret of Character Encoding
Very nice readable explanation of UTF-8, programming issues, etc.
Creating Multi-lingual web pages: Unicode Support in HTML, HTML Editors, and Web Browsers
“Unicode is designed to allow single documents to contain characters or text from many scripts and languages, and to allow those documents to be used on computers with operating systems in any language and still remain intelligible. It is therefore ideally suited to the World Wide Web.”
Developing Non-English Web Sites with Unicode
The basics of Unicode for foreign language and what kinds of utilities are needed for foreign language support. A great resource collecting everything you need to write web pages in many different scripts.
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