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Internet & World Wide Web: How to Program, Fourth Edition by P. J. Deitel - Deitel & Associates, Inc., H. M. Deitel - Deitel & Associates, Inc.

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Appendix F. Unicode®

OBJECTIVES

In this chapter you will learn:

  • To become familiar with Unicode.

  • The mission of the Unicode Consortium

  • The design basis of Unicode.

  • The three Unicode encoding forms: UTF-8, UTF-16 and UTF-32.

  • Characters and glyphs.

  • The advantages and disadvantages of using Unicode.

  • A brief tour of the Unicode Consortium’s website.

Outline

F.1

Introduction

F.2

Unicode Transformation Formats

F.3

Characters and Glyphs

F.4

Advantages/Disadvantages of Unicode

F.5

Unicode Consortium’s Website

F.6

Using Unicode

F.7

Character Ranges

Summary

Terminology

Self-Review Exercises

Answers to Self-Review Exercises

Exercises

Introduction

The use of inconsistent character encodings (i.e., numeric values associated with characters) when developing global software products causes ...

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