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Modern software must function all around the world. This demands a single character set that works everywhere. The Unicode Standard is the proven answer, implemented in software for the world market: Windows NT and Windows 95, AIX, NetWare 4.0, QuickDraw GX, and Java. The list grows!
Version 2.0 of the Unicode Standard introduces additional scripts, and contains over five years' worth of cumulated experience from unrivaled experts in multilingual applications. Unicode scripts include alphabets used in the Western world, Africa, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and other parts of Asia, as well as the unified Han set of East Asian ideographs and the complete set of modern Korean Hangul. The standard is also consistent with International Standard ISO/IEC 10646.
The Unicode Standard, Version 2.0 is the official source of information on the new version of the standard. Providing more than just code charts and character names, this authoritative guide covers every aspect of implementation, including structure, character properties, rules for conformance, and implementation guidelines. There are also standard algorithms for formatting Arabic, Devanagari, and Tamil scripts, for display of bidirectional text (e.g., mixed English and Arabic), and for the creation of Korean Hangul syllables.
The accompanying CD-ROM provides a complete character properties database and tables that map Unicode characters to international, national, and vendor character sets.
The Unicode Standard, Version 2.0 is an essential reference for computer programmers and software developers working on global software and multilingual applications.
The Unicode Consortium is a non-profit organization founded to develop, extend, and promote the use of the Unicode Standard. The membership of the Consortium represents a broad spectrum of corporations and organizations in the computer and information processing industry. The Unicode Consortium actively cooperates with many of the leading standards development organizations, including ISO/IEC JTC1, W3C, IETF, and ECMA.