O'Reilly logo

Unicode Demystified by Richard Gillam

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. Combining Character Sequences and Unicode Normalization

One feature of Unicode we've talked a lot about is combining characters. Indeed, this ability is one of the features that gives Unicode its power. At the same time, it may be the single greatest contributor to Unicode's complexity. In this chapter, we'll take an in-depth look at combining characters and all of the issues that arise because of them.

Consider the following collection of characters:

These characters are the Latin vowels with various diacritical marks added to them. Most of these letters occur fairly often in various European languages. The group includes 20 letters, ...

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