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LINGUIST List 17.2726

Sat Sep 23 2006

Books: Computational Linguistics: The Unicode Consortium

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

Links to the websites of all LINGUIST's supporting publishers are available at the end of this issue.
        1.    Deborah Anderson, The Unicode Standard, Version 5.0: The Unicode Consortium

Message 1: The Unicode Standard, Version 5.0: The Unicode Consortium
Date: 20-Sep-2006
From: Deborah Anderson <dwandersberkeley.edu>
Subject: The Unicode Standard, Version 5.0: The Unicode Consortium

Title: The Unicode Standard, Version 5.0
Published: 2006
Publisher: Addison-Wesley

Book URL: http://www.unicode.org/book/aboutbook.html

Author: The Unicode Consortium
Hardback: ISBN: 0321480910 Pages: 1472 Price: U.S. $ 40.00 Comment: Pre-order price only

The new version defines 1,369 new characters, including additional
mathematical and linguistic symbols, and characters needed for Greek,
Hebrew, Kannada, and for minority language support. Five new scripts are
added in 5.0: Balinese, N'Ko, Phags-pa, Phoenician, and Sumero-Akkadian

Besides defining new characters, Unicode Standard 5.0 now contains the
Unicode Standard Annexes, and includes significantly updated figures,
tables, definitions, and tables.

The text itself provides better guidance on the handling of combining
characters, Unicode strings, variation selectors, line breaking, and
segmentation. This latest version is the basis for Unicode security
mechanisms, the Unicode collation algorithm, the locale data provided by
the Common Locale Data Repository, and support for Unicode in regular
expressions. Improved expression of the Unicode encoding model makes it
much clearer how to represent Unicode text in UTF-8 and other encoding
forms. Character properties have been systematized and greatly extended to
help with Unicode text processing. This new version is a major update which
supersedes and obsoletes all previous versions of the standard.

Unicode is required by modern standards as XML and is widely supported in
computer systems. Windows Vista runs on Unicode 5.0 and Google, Yahoo!, and
ICU all have plans to upgrade to it.

The Unicode(R) Consortium announces that pre-orders of Version 5.0 of the
Unicode Standard can be made now through the Unicode Consortium's website.
As a special introductory offer, The Unicode Guide -- the handy tri-fold
developer's reference guide -- will be included with the Version 5.0 book.
This offer will expire on October 15, 2006.

To pre-order, go to: http://www.unicode.org/book/bookform.html
For further details on the book, go to:
For ordering questions, contact:
Magda Danish, Sr. Administrative Director, The Unicode Consortium
650-693-3921 magdaunicode.org

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
                            Writing Systems

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:

-------------------------- Major Supporters --------------------------
Blackwell Publishing http://www.blackwellpublishing.com
Cambridge University Press http://us.cambridge.org
Cascadilla Press http://www.cascadilla.com/
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd http://www.continuumbooks.com
Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://www.equinoxpub.com/
European Language Resources Association http://www.elda.org/sommaire.php
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
Hodder Arnold http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates http://www.erlbaum.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom.at
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Mouton de Gruyter http://www.mouton-publishers.com
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com
Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
Routledge (Taylor and Francis) http://www.routledge.com/
Springer http://www.springer.com

---------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ----------------------
Anthropological Linguistics http://www.indiana.edu/~anthling/
CSLI Publications http://cslipublications.stanford.edu/
Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc. Umass http://glsa.hypermart.net/
International Pragmatics Assoc. http://www.ipra.be
Kingston Press Ltd http://www.kingstonpress.com/
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke http://www.lotpublications.nl/
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd. http://www.stjerome.co.uk
Utrecht institute of Linguistics http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/


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