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Title: The Unicode Standard
Subtitle: Version 4.0
Edited By: Joan Aliprand
Julie Allen
Joe Becker
Mark Davis
Michael Everson
Asmus Freytag
John Jenkins
Mike Ksar
Rick McGowan
Eric Muller
Lisa Moore
Michel Suignard
Ken Whistler
Description:

The Unicode Consortium announces the publication of The Unicode Standard Version 4.0, which now defines over 96,000 characters for the languages of the world, and provides detailed properties and algorithms for computer systems. With Unicode 4.0, additional characters needed by linguists for phonetic transcription are included. As a significant step towards the digital preservation of world heritage, this new version encodes characters for Linear B and other ancient Mediterranean alphabets. At the same time, it expands support for modern minority languages. This removes a major barrier that has prevented people from using their own languages on computers.

The accompanying CD-ROM includes the text of all the Unicode Standard Annexes and the entire Unicode Character Database.

Contents: Acknowledgements; Figures; Tables; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 General
Structure; 3 Conformance; 4 Character Properties; 5 Implementation Guidelines;
6 Writing Systems and Punctuation; 7 European Alphabetic Scripts; 8
Middle Eastern Scripts; 9 South Asian Scripts; 10 Southeast Asian
Scripts; 11 East Asian Scripts; 12 Additional Modern Scripts; 13
Archaic Scripts; 14 Symbols; 15 Special Areas and Format Characters; 16 Code
Charts; 17 Han Radical-Stroke Index; Appendices: A Han Unification History, B
Abstracts of Unicode Technical Reports, C Relationship to ISO/IEC 10646, D
Changes from Unicode Version 3.0, G Glossary, R References, Indices

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0321185781
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 1504
Prices: $74.99