From: Richard Gillam (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Aug 18 2006 - 09:51:56 CDT
> What is really needed, of course, is a "Unicode for Dummies" book.
> Seriously. Anyone who has read books in the "Dummies" or "Complete
> Idiot" series knows that some of them are quite well-written, and
> excellent at teaching new material to educable beginners.
I'm curious-- as I'm sure you know, there are three books about Unicode out
there already: Tony Graham's book, Jukka Korpela's book, and my book. None
of them, of course, are part of the "Dummies" series, but I'm wondering
whether you think any of them would serve well as an introduction to
Unicode along the lines of the "Dummies" books, and if not, why not.
I haven't read Tony and Jukka's books, although I keep meaning to (by the
time I finished my own, I was pretty Unicoded out), so I'm not in a
position to comment. I've come to think mine's too long to serve as a good
introductory text, even though that's what I was after when I wrote it.
Even if none of the current titles really hit the bullseye, is the market
big enough for yet another Unicode book? I know mine hasn't exactly flown
off the shelves.
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