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We keep hearing the word 'Unicode', and people are saying that it is better if a font is 'Unicode'. What is this 'Unicode' thing, and why is it better?
What is Unicode?
- Unicode is a "UNIversal CODE" for displaying all the characters in every language: like "a" or "ཡ" or "दी"
But it isn't a code you have to learn, like you learn HTML or PHP.
The computer uses this code to display characters - on the screen, in printing, etc.
- How to use Unicode?
→ use a Unicode font,
→ and tell the computer you are using it.
- Why is it good to use Unicode?< br />With Unicode, all languages will display for everybody everywhere.
Much more info is at http://bodyig.tibetangeeks.com//info/unicode-faq.html.
A gentle Unicode FAQ
What is Unicode - at unicode.org
Unicode, at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The basic concepts of Unicode, plus links to related resources.
Developing Non-English Web Sites with Unicode
Using Bod-Yig on computers
About Tibetan Unicode fonts
List of Tibetan Unicode MSWindows Fonts, with information, sources, and links to test page.
Database and Unicode
This is specifically about SQL Server, but it has lots of useful information that applies to databases in general.