O'Reilly logo

Fonts & Encodings by Yannis Haralambous

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 4. Normalization, Bidirectionality, and East Asian Characters

In this chapter we shall examine three aspects of Unicode that have nothing in common other than requiring a certain amount of technical background and being of interest more to the specialist than to the average Unicode user. They are the procedures for decomposition and normalization (of interest to those who develop Unicode applications for the Web), the bidirectional algorithm (of interest to users of the Arabic, Syriac, and Hebrew scripts), and the handling of ideographs and hangul syllables (of interest to readers of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean).

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required