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     1= ''Unicode: A Primer'' = 
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     5"Unicode^TM^: A Primer" by Tony Graham (IDG Books Worldwide, ISBN 0-7645-4625-2) is the first book about the Unicode Standard, Version 3.0 (other than the standard itself). It is described by a representative of the Unicode Consortium as "the best companion book so far". 
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     7[[Image(unicode-a-primer-cover.jpg,border=1)]] 
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     10[a] Unicode is a trademark of Unicode, Inc. 
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     12== Table of Contents == 
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     14    * Preface – Some words of introduction, an overview of the structure of the book, and a description of the conventions used in the book. 
     15    * Acknowledgements – Thank yous to the many people who helped make the book possible 
     16    * Introduction – An introduction to character set concepts 
     17    * Chapter 1 – Introducing Unicode and ISO/IEC 10646 – A first look at the Unicode Standard, ISO/IEC 10646, and the Unicode Consortium 
     18    * Chapter 2 – Unicode Design Basis and Principles – Summaries of the "why" of the design of the Unicode Standard 
     19    * Chapter 3 – Structure of the Unicode Standard – Three views of the structure of the Unicode Standard: by character block, by the files in the Unicode Character Database, and by the ISO/IEC 10646 view of the Universal Character Set 
     20    * Chapter 4 – Encodings and Transcodings – Summaries of the features of the UCS-4, UCS-2, UTF-16, UTF-7, UTF-8, UTF-EBCDIC, and UTF-32 encodings and of endianness, transcoding, and the Standard Compression Scheme for Unicode (SCSU) 
     21    * Chapter 5 – Characters and Character Properties – Overview of the properties that a single character can have 
     22    * Chapter 6 – Working With Text – Things you need to know when working with sequences of characters 
     23    * Chapter 7 – CJK Ideographs and Hangul – Descriptions of the principles that guided encoding of the CJK ideographs and Korean Hangul characters in the Unicode Standard 
     24    * Chapter 8 – Standard Issues – Conformance requirements for the Unicode Standard and ISO/IEC 10646 plus details of how to submit new scripts 
     25    * Chapter 9 – Unicode on the Internet – Description of the growing reliance upon and support for the Unicode Standard on the Internet 
     26    * Chapter 10 – Operating System Support – Survey of Unicode support in multiple operating systems 
     27    * Chapter 11 – Programming Language Support – Descriptions and sample programs demonstrating the Unicode support in nine programming languages 
     28    * Chapter 12 – Unicode and Fonts – Details about displaying Unicode text 
     29    * Appendix A – Character Blocks – Descriptions of each of the character blocks in Unicode 3.0 
     30    * Appendix B – Unicode Consortium Resources – Useful information about the Unicode Consortium, versions of the Unicode Standard, Unicode Technical Reports, and Unicode conferences 
     31    * Appendix C – ISO/IEC 10646 Resources – Useful information about ISO/IEC 10646, including how to purchase the standard and tables of ISO/IEC 10646 amendments, blocks, and subsets 
     32    * Appendix D – Other Resources – Other useful online resources 
     33    * Glossary – A glossary 
     34    * Bibliography – Selected resources used when writing the book 
     35    * Index – For when the Table of Contents isn't enough 
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     37== Programs and Files Written For "Unicode: A Primer" == 
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     39The programs written for Chapter 9, Unicode on the Internet, and Chapter 11, Programming Language Support, are available from [wiki:unicode/primer/programs http://www.menteith.com/wiki/unicode/primer/programs]. 
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     41== Links to Web Pages == 
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     43The URLs of the Web pages referred to in "Unicode: A Primer" are collected in [wiki:unicode/primer/links http://www.menteith.com/wiki/unicode/primer/links]. 
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     45== Errata == 
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     47Known errors and omissions in "Unicode: A Primer" are collected in [wiki:unicode/errata http://www.menteith.com/wiki/unicode/primer/errata]. 
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     49If you find any errors or omissions that are not listed, please send mail to Tony Graham at tkg at menteith.com. 
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     51== Give Your Feedback == 
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     53If you have anything that you would like to say about the book – even whether or not you liked it – please send mail to Tony Graham at tkg at menteith.com.