Glossary of Unicode Terms
No. of terms: 430
Description:This qualified and competent glossary by the Unicode Consortium gives you an excellent entry point in understanding the basics of unicode and its importance in modern computer systems: “Unicode provides a unique number for every character, no matter what the platform, no matter what the program, no matter what the language. The Unicode Standard has been adopted by such industry leaders as Apple, HP, IBM, JustSystems, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Sun, Sybase, Unisys and many others.”
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Example Term: Boustrophedon
A pattern of writing seen in some ancient manuscripts and inscriptions, where alternate lines of text are laid out in opposite directions, and where right-to-left lines generally use glyphs mirrored from their left-to-right forms. Literally, “as the ox turns,” referring to the plowing of a field.
Keywords: Unicode, world-wide character encoding, normalization, character code charts, character properties, collation
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