REPLY TO 10/05/96 20:40 FROM LBARTH@MIZAR.USC.EDU "Lewis M. Barth": UNICODE,
SGML and HEBREW
Lewis M. Barth <email@example.com> wrote:
>Could you tell me the status of developments for a Hebrew standard for
>UNICODE which would be used in SGML documents. Also, I would be grateful for
>any information on SGML software, Unicode compliant, for Hebrew encoding.
"The Unicode Standard, Version 2.0" has just been published. You can order
it directly from the Unicode Consortium (firstname.lastname@example.org), or get it through
a local bookstore. (If ordering through a bookstore, you need to know that the
publisher is Addison-Wesley Developers Press and the International Standard
Book Number (ISBN) is 0-201-48345-9.)
The Unicode Standard has always included Hebrew as one of its scripts. As
well as the alphabet of the Hebrew language, the Hebraic character
repertoire includes digraphs for Yiddish. Cantillation marks were added
in Version 2.0. Version 2.0 also includes a re-edited specification of the
Bidirectional Algorithm (for the display of text mixed directionality).
As for your question about use of Unicode in SGML, I leave that answer to
someone more expert in SGML.
-- Joan Aliprand
Research Libraries Group
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