Unicode Consortium Announces New Publication: Unicode Guide in Reference Card Format

From: Magda Danish \(Unicode\) (v-magdad@microsoft.com)
Date: Tue Feb 28 2006 - 17:10:04 CST

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    The Unicode Consortium today announced the availability of the Unicode Guide reference card, in the QuickStudy Computer Reference Guide series published by BarCharts, Inc. This authoritative but lightweight introduction to the main principles of the Unicode Standard was written by Joe Becker, Rich Gillam, and Mark Davis, with contributions by Lisa Moore and the Unicode Consortium Editorial Committee.

    The Unicode Guide summarizes the principles of the Unicode encoding, along with an overview of the text processes that programmers need to be most familiar with, plus some of the pitfalls encountered in text internationalization. It also provides quick visual reference tables for major features of the standard, such as the Unicode Codespace, Unicode Normalization Forms, General Categories, Special Characters, and the Unicode Transformation Formats (UTF's).

    To order the Unicode Guide, please visit our website at http://www.unicode.org/consortium/guideform.html or check it out at your local bookstore. The Guide will also be offered for sale at the upcoming Unicode Conference, March 6-8, 2006 in Burlingame, CA. The "Latest News in Globalization" talk at the conference will discuss the most effective use of the new guide.

    For feedback about the Unicode Guide, please use the Unicode office's reporting form at <http://www.unicode.org/reporting.html>

    Magda Danish
    Sr. Administrative Director
    The Unicode Consortium

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