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Unicode is the standard character encoding system that allows the correct display and entry of virtually all characters of every language in the world.
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The official site with information and resources for programmers, implementers and others involved in globalization work.
An article by Joel Spolsky that explains the basics of Unicode and common character encodings and their implications for programmers.
Tim Bray, co-editor of the XML standard, discusses various Unicode encodings and their pros and cons.
Unicode points browsable by range and searchable by name.
Information on block assignment in the Unicode Private Use Area.
An online tool for converting between multinational characters and their decimal and hexadecimal equivalents.
A program for international users to create images from text, Unicode or nonstandard font text.
Multilingual fonts and keyboard layouts for Unicode-compliant and pre-Unicode applications. Also contains information on CJK, Maltese, Esperanto, Arabic, Cyrillic and Hebrew and links to related resources.
A gallery that displays samples of available Unicode fonts for dozens of different writing systems.
Paper by Bell Labs researchers Rob Pike and Ken Thompson explaining how they used UTF-8 to make Plan 9 the first operating system with Unicode support.
Rob Pike explains the history of how Ken Thompson invented UTF-8 and its first implementation in Plan 9.
IBM's portable set of C/C++ and Java libraries for Unicode support, internationalization, and globalization. Background information, user guide, API references, and developer information. [free use licence]
Write-up explains the pain points associated with Unicode in JavaScript, provides solutions for common problems, and explains how the upcoming ECMAScript 6 will improve the situation.
How to adapt Linux systems to use UTF-8 encoding. (ftp)
Explains the purpose and use of Unicode.
The official site of UTFCast. A unicode conversion tool for Windows.
A Unicode plain text editor for the Windows NT and Windows 95 operating systems.
Eugene Eric Kim reviews "Unicode: A Primer".
Browsers test for Unicode compatibility.
Reseources and test pages up to Unicode 6.3.0
Unicode symbols with names and descriptions.
Demonstrates the use of the Unicode Character Standard to store names and places from anywhere in the world, in any language.
Unicode searchable by name, character and codepoint.
Simplifies Unicode research and conversion by providing tools to browse or lookup Unicode characters and ranges.
Searchable database of Unicode characters, with entities and UTF-8 encodings.
The online edition of version 4.1.0 of this standard.
A guide to using generic text functions to make the transition between character sets easier for C++, MFC and STL.
A resource about Unicode and UTF-8 on Unix and Linux systems.
Converts between Unicode characters, code points and UTF-8, displayed in various formats.
Reference table of Unicode code points, their UTF-8 encoding, corresponding HTML character entities and other information.
A manifesto written in 2012 on the advantages of UTF-8 especially over UTF-16.
Displays all of the utf-8 characters in the 1 to 65533 range, split up and categorized into their corresponding subsets to be used as icon replacement in CSS, HTML or different programming languages.
Examples of the UTF-8 Unicode encoding method demonstrating its ASCII-preserving properties.
C-Kermit and Unicode issues explored.
A paper outlining issues with encoding all the world's character sets within the limitations of the existing Unicode standards, and the possible impact this will have on East Asian languages.
A description of the basic concept of Unicode plus links to related resources.
A reference of visually similar characters and their Unicode values.
Searchable database of Unicode chars as of Unicode 5.2.0; searchable also by entity name; displays if char can be used unescaped in XML.
The official site with information and resources for programmers, implementers and others involved in globalization work.
Examples of the UTF-8 Unicode encoding method demonstrating its ASCII-preserving properties.
Unicode symbols with names and descriptions.
Displays all of the utf-8 characters in the 1 to 65533 range, split up and categorized into their corresponding subsets to be used as icon replacement in CSS, HTML or different programming languages.
An online tool for converting between multinational characters and their decimal and hexadecimal equivalents.
A guide to using generic text functions to make the transition between character sets easier for C++, MFC and STL.
Simplifies Unicode research and conversion by providing tools to browse or lookup Unicode characters and ranges.
The official site of UTFCast. A unicode conversion tool for Windows.
A program for international users to create images from text, Unicode or nonstandard font text.
Searchable database of Unicode characters, with entities and UTF-8 encodings.
Searchable database of Unicode chars as of Unicode 5.2.0; searchable also by entity name; displays if char can be used unescaped in XML.
A manifesto written in 2012 on the advantages of UTF-8 especially over UTF-16.
Unicode points browsable by range and searchable by name.
Reseources and test pages up to Unicode 6.3.0
Unicode searchable by name, character and codepoint.
A reference of visually similar characters and their Unicode values.
Write-up explains the pain points associated with Unicode in JavaScript, provides solutions for common problems, and explains how the upcoming ECMAScript 6 will improve the situation.
Eugene Eric Kim reviews "Unicode: A Primer".
A Unicode plain text editor for the Windows NT and Windows 95 operating systems.
Paper by Bell Labs researchers Rob Pike and Ken Thompson explaining how they used UTF-8 to make Plan 9 the first operating system with Unicode support.
An article by Joel Spolsky that explains the basics of Unicode and common character encodings and their implications for programmers.
Rob Pike explains the history of how Ken Thompson invented UTF-8 and its first implementation in Plan 9.
Reference table of Unicode code points, their UTF-8 encoding, corresponding HTML character entities and other information.
Tim Bray, co-editor of the XML standard, discusses various Unicode encodings and their pros and cons.
A gallery that displays samples of available Unicode fonts for dozens of different writing systems.
IBM's portable set of C/C++ and Java libraries for Unicode support, internationalization, and globalization. Background information, user guide, API references, and developer information. [free use licence]
A resource about Unicode and UTF-8 on Unix and Linux systems.
A paper outlining issues with encoding all the world's character sets within the limitations of the existing Unicode standards, and the possible impact this will have on East Asian languages.
A description of the basic concept of Unicode plus links to related resources.
How to adapt Linux systems to use UTF-8 encoding. (ftp)
Explains the purpose and use of Unicode.
Multilingual fonts and keyboard layouts for Unicode-compliant and pre-Unicode applications. Also contains information on CJK, Maltese, Esperanto, Arabic, Cyrillic and Hebrew and links to related resources.
Demonstrates the use of the Unicode Character Standard to store names and places from anywhere in the world, in any language.
C-Kermit and Unicode issues explored.
The online edition of version 4.1.0 of this standard.
Browsers test for Unicode compatibility.
Converts between Unicode characters, code points and UTF-8, displayed in various formats.
Information on block assignment in the Unicode Private Use Area.

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