Unicode 4.0 Tutorial: Fundamental Specifications
Asmus Freytag - ASMUS, Inc.

Intended Audience: All

Session Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Part II of the Unicode Tutorial builds on the concepts introduced in Part I and systematically presents the details of fundamental specifications that are part of the Unicode Standard.

  • What is the organization of the Unicode Code Space?
  • What are the principles used to allocate and unify characters?
  • What is Han Unification?
  • What is a Unicode Encoding form?
  • What is the actual definition of UTF-8, UTF-16, UTF-32?
  • What is a byte order mark?
  • Which encoding form should I select?
  • What is the Unicode Character Property Model?
  • Where are all the pieces that make up the Unicode Standard?

Part II is recommended for anyone interested in more detailed information.