From: Edward H Trager (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Sep 19 2002 - 12:52:30 EDT
The tools you choose might to some extent depend on your development
environment. Using PHP on GNU/Linux or another *NIX environment, the
following tools will certainly get you started in the right direction.
Plan on using UTF-8 encoding for everything: so you need to calculate
database column widths that will be wide enough to support the UTF-8
-- Yudit (www.yudit.org).
This is a fantastic Unicode editor. It has keyboard maps for just
about every language imaginable, has correct shaping for Arabic and
a number of Indic scripts, and even some handwriting recognition for
Kanji/Hanzi. Command-line tools are also provided for converting
files in different encodings. Of course UTF-8 is supported.
-- Latest version of Mozilla (www.mozilla.org). Mozilla provides very
good support for rendering a lot of scripts and is very
standards-compliant, maybe the most standards-compliant
-- Edith (www.zfc.nl) is a possibly little-known editor for X11. It is
*not* unicode aware at all, but it has lots of other indispensible features
for coding and development, such as regex-based searching and
replacement, column-wise cut-and-paste, etc.
What I do is type all non-ASCII strings in Yudit and save the file, write
the ASCII PHP code in Edith (substitute your favorite editor here), open
up the UTF-8 Yudit file in another Edith window, and copy and paste in the
UTF-8 strings (which look awful in a non-unicode-aware editor, but a
good editor doesn't mess with them).
On Thu, 19 Sep 2002, roslyn jose wrote:
> im new to unicode, and am working on a project in php/postgresql. i need
> some info on how to start off with unicode. i went thro the web site and
> only saw explanations on what it is, its char set,etc. do i need to
> download or install anything to work with unicode, pls let me know soon.
> and also once downloaded do i need to import any classes or files when
> working with it, as im scripting in php and html. thanx
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