Unicode 4.1 Tutorial - Fundamental Specifications
Asmus Freytag, President, ASMUS, Inc., USA

Intended Audience: N/A

Session Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Part II of the Unicode 4.1 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 principles are used to allocate and unify characters?
  • What is 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 are Unicode Character Properties?
  • What is the relationship between Unicode and plain text?
  • What are combining characters?
  • When are code sequences equivalent?
  • What are format characters?
  • What types of code points exist?
  • Where are all the pieces of the Unicode Standard?

Part II of the Unicode tutorial is recommended for anyone interested in a systematic overview of the key aspects of the standard. Detailed technical or programming experience is not required.

Suggested for Beginners/Intermediate/Advanced

Requirements: Unicode 4.1 Tutorial Part I or similar general background.