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By Ken Lunde

CJKV info Processing is the definitive consultant for tackling the tricky matters confronted whilst facing advanced Asian languages — chinese language, jap, Korean, and Vietnamese — within the context of computing or net services.

not like the English alphabet with an insignificant 26 letters, those advanced writing structures use a number of alphabets comprising hundreds of thousands of characters. dealing with such an unwieldy quantity of knowledge is bold and complicated. previously, operating with those writing platforms was once an not possible job to such a lot, yet this booklet clarifies the problems, even to people who don't comprehend East Asian languages.

This new ebook comprises revised info from Ken Lunde's first publication, figuring out jap info Processing, and vitamins each one bankruptcy with meticulous information about how the chinese language (hanzi), eastern (kana and kanji), Korean (hangul and hanja), and Vietnamese (Quoc ngu, chu Nom, and chu Han) writing platforms were carried out on modern computers. This e-book is exclusive in that it doesn't easily rattle off details that may be present in different assets, yet particularly it presents the reader with hitherto unexplained insights into how those advanced writing structures were tailored to be used on pcs, and gives the person and developer alike with worthy and time-saving assistance and techniques.

info on today's scorching subject matters, reminiscent of how those writing platforms impression modern web assets just like the internet, HTML, XML, Java, and Adobe Acrobat, is additionally provided.

This ebook is of incalculable worth for the developer, programmer, consumer, and researcher — someone who comes into touch with those characters within the context of desktops or the web wishes this publication. themes coated during this e-book include:
* Writing systems
* personality set standards
* Encoding methods
* enter methods
* Font formats
* Typography
* Output methods
* Programming and code conversion techniques
* Dictionaries and dictionary software

This quantity additionally encompasses a host of helpful appendixes, reminiscent of code conversion tables, personality set tables, personality set indexes, mapping tables, Perl code examples, a thesaurus, and an in depth bibliography.

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Now here’s a topic that is usually beaten to death! The term “character” is an abstract notion indicating a class of shapes declared to have the same meaning or form. The term “glyph” is a specific instance of a character. ” This glyph “fi” is called a ligature. The dollar sign is a good example of a character with several glyphs. ” Quite often you see a difference in glyph as a difference in typeface. However, there are some characters that have a dozen or more variant forms. Consider the kanji 辺 (hen, used in the Japanese family name 渡辺 watanabe), which has only two variant forms that are generally available in Japanese fonts (including Unicode-based fonts): 邊 and * In Chinese, Row-Cell is expressed as 区位 (qûwèi ); in Korean as 행렬/行列 (haengryeol ).

The term notation refers to a method of representing units. A given distance, whether expressed in miles or kilometers, is, after all, the same distance. In computer science, common notations for representing the value of bytes are listed in Table 1-15, and all correspond to a different numeric base. Table 1-15: Decimal 100 in Common Notations Notation Binary Octal Base 2 Range Example 0 and 1 01100100 8 0–7 144 Decimal 10 0–9 100 Hexadecimal 16 0–9 and A–F 64 While the numbers in the “Example” column all have the same underlying value, they have been expressed using different notations, and thus take on a different form.

Basic Concepts and Terminology 23 Latin Versus Roman Characters Many people debate whether the 26 letters of the English alphabet should be referred to as Roman or Latin characters. While some standards, such as those published by ISO, prefer the term Latin, others prefer the term Roman. This book will prefer the term Latin over Roman. Readers of this book should treat both terms synonymously. When speaking of typeface designs, the use of the term Roman is used in contrast with the term italic.

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