LINGUIST List 14.2195

Tue Aug 19 2003

Books: Comp Ling, Unicode: Aliprand et al (eds)

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Message 1: The Unicode Standard: Aliprand et al

Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 12:55:44 +0000
From: dwanders <>
Subject: The Unicode Standard: Aliprand et al

Title: The Unicode Standard
Subtitle: Version 4.0

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Availability: Available

Editor: Joan Aliprand
Editor: Julie Allen 
Editor: Joe Becker 
Editor: Mark Davis 
Editor: Michael Everson 
Editor: Asmus Freytag 
Editor: John Jenkins 
Editor: Mike Ksar 
Editor: Rick McGowan 
Editor: Eric Muller 
Editor: Lisa Moore 
Editor: Michel Suignard 
Editor: Ken Whistler 
Hardback: ISBN: 0321185781, Pages: 1504, Price: $74.99

The Unicode Consortium announces the publication of The Unicode
Standard Version 4.0, which now defines over 96,000 characters for the
languages of the world, and provides detailed properties and
algorithms for computer systems. With Unicode 4.0, additional
characters needed by linguists for phonetic transcription are
included. As a significant step towards the digital preservation of
world heritage, this new version encodes characters for Linear B and
other ancient Mediterranean alphabets. At the same time, it expands
support for modern minority languages. This removes a major barrier
that has prevented people from using their own languages on computers.

The accompanying CD-ROM includes the text of all the Unicode Standard
Annexes and the entire Unicode Character Database.

Contents: Acknowledgements; Figures; Tables; Preface; 1 Introduction;
2 General Structure; 3 Conformance; 4 Character Properties; 5
Implementation Guidelines; 6 Writing Systems and Punctuation; 7
European Alphabetic Scripts; 8 Middle Eastern Scripts; 9 South Asian
Scripts; 10 Southeast Asian Scripts; 11 East Asian Scripts; 12
Additional Modern Scripts; 13 Archaic Scripts; 14 Symbols; 15 Special
Areas and Format Characters; 16 Code Charts; 17 Han Radical-Stroke
Index; Appendices: A Han Unification History, B Abstracts of Unicode
Technical Reports, C Relationship to ISO/IEC 10646, D Changes from
Unicode Version 3.0, G Glossary, R References, Indices
Lingfield(s): Computational Linguistics

Written In: English (Language Code: English)

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