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  1. Alphabets, syllabaries and other systems for representing languagesWriting Systems

  2. Scientific systems for representing speech sounds, such as the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet)Phonetic Writing Systems

  3. Graphemes used by writing systems and the phonemes they representGraphemes and Phonemes

  4. Methods and guidelines for developing writing system softwareDeveloping WSI Software

  5. Resources for developing localized software, including the CLDRLocalization

  6. How phonemes are represented or encodedText Encoding

  7. The international character-encoding standardUnicode

  8. Converting between text encodings, and particularly into UnicodeEncoding Conversion

  9. Sorting, collation, segmentation, transcription, transliterationText Analysis

  10. Converting text between scriptsTransliteration

  11. Systems and resources for entering text on digital devices Keyboards and Data Entry

  12. Font design, development, installation and useFonts and Typefaces

  13. Tools and techniques of font-makingFont Development Tools

  14. Adapting fonts for web sites and applicationsWeb Fonts

  15. Adapting fonts for use on mobile devicesFonts for Mobile Devices

  16. Systems for transforming encoded text into rendered glyphsShaping and Rendering

  17. SIL's open-source rendering engineGraphite

  18. Smart-font technology developed by Adobe and MicrosoftOpenType

  19. Tools and ideas for publishing texts involving complex writing systemsPublishing and Typography

  20. Writing system software licensing models, including the OFLSoftware Licensing

  21. Blogs

  22. News and articles about ScriptSourceScriptSource Blog

  23. News and articles about computing for writing system implementationWriting Systems Blog

  24. News and articles about font design and developmentFont Development Blog

  25. General information about this siteScriptSource Help

Description

This subtopic covers many facets of the international character-encoding standard known as Unicode: principles, guidelines, resources, and the impact of Unicode on operating systems, application software, data-sharing, keyboarding, archiving and typesetting.

Another rich source of information on this topic is the  NRSI Computers & Writing Systems site.

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Unicode Annotations added to ScriptSource
Unicode Character Browsing
Unicode conversion of non-breaking hyphens in MS Word
Unicode Status in ScriptSource

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Sources for this topic

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A review of characters with compatibility decompositions - scripts.sil.org web page
Alan Wood's Unicode resources web page
Babelstone: BabelMap (Unicode Character Map for Windows) - Babelstone web page
Guidelines for Writing System Support: Technical Details - Adding New Scripts and Characters to Unicode - scripts.sil.org web page
Guidelines for Writing System Support: Technical Details - An Introduction to Encodings - scripts.sil.org web page
Guidelines for Writing System Support: Technical Details - An Introduction to Unicode - scripts.sil.org web page
Mapping codepoints to Unicode encoding forms - scripts.sil.org web page
SIL's Private Use Area (PUA) - scripts.sil.org web page
Understanding Unicode - I - scripts.sil.org web page
Understanding Unicode - II - scripts.sil.org web page
Unicode Character Pickers web page
Unicode Character Properties Excel Workbook - scripts.sil.org web page
Unicode Word Macros Template - scripts.sil.org web page

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