* Questions and answers *
[How many languages are covered by Unicode 4.0?]
[How can I put links to other pages in my own wiki-entry?]
- That's a tough one.
Many scipts, take the latin characters for example, are used for a huge number of languages. One could simply say that Unicode covers every language written in one of the following scripts:
Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Armenian, Hebrew, Arabic, Syriac, Thaana, Devanagari, Bengali, Gurmukhi, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Sinhala, Thai, Lao, Tibetan, Myanmar, Georgian, Hangul, Ethiopic, Cherokee, Ogham, Runic, Tagalog, Hanunoo, Buhid, Tagbanwa, Khmer, Mongolian, Limbu, Tai Le, Han (Japanese, Chinese, Korean), Hiragana, Katakana, Bopomofo, Yi, Linear B, Gothic, Ugaritic, Cypriot.
[How can I create bold text?]
[Can I use copy-and-paste to copy the Unicode characters into the clipboard?]
- For links within decodeunicode the syntax is like this:
<a href="name of targetpage (URL)/">text that opens the link</a>
- For links to external pages (opening in a new browser window) use:
<a href="name of targetpage (URL)/" target="_blank">text that opens the link</a>
[Where can I find fonts for the more "exotic" scripts?]
- Yes, when you are in the decode-area working on single characters, they are automatically put in the search field of the page for you to copy, provided that a font with this character is already installed on your computer.
- With Mac OS X, the system automatically loads the right fonts.
Pc-users will have to wait for the new Windows-system Longhorn to get this feature. Until then, Windows uses Arial Unicode MS as a default.
[What do I have to consider when uploading pictures?]
- A very good source for missing fonts is the website of Alan Wood.
He lists a wide range of fonts for Windows and Mac covering many scripts.
- Save them as JPEG or GIF.
- To display properly they must be in RGB-mode, not CMYK.