Printer Friendly

O'REILLY RELEASES FIRST GUIDE TO JAPANESE INFORMATION PROCESSING

 SEBASTOPOL, Calif., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- O'Reilly & Associates Inc. announces the publication of the first book for anyone interested in using Japanese on computers. Understanding Japanese Information Processing ($29.95 US; 435 pp), by Ken Lunde, is written for programmers, users, and academics wanting to understand the many complex issues surrounding the use of the Japanese language in computing. It will also be of value to both English- and Japanese-speaking companies wishing to increase trans-Pacific communications.
 Unlike English, which has 26 letters in a single alphabet, Japanese has thousands of characters in three scripts. The issues around handling such an unwieldy collection of data are formidable and complex. Up to now, researching and understanding the relevant issues has been a difficult, if not unattainable task, especially to a person who doesn't read or speak Japanese. This book opens with a succinct description of origins of modern-day Japanese that leads to an explanation of Japanese character set standards and encoding methods.
 Topics covered in this book include:
 -- The Japanese writing systems.
 -- Japanese character set standards.
 -- Japanese encoding methods.
 -- Japanese input and output.
 -- Japanese code conversion techniques.
 -- Japanese code and text processing tools.
 -- Sending and receiving Japanese email
 In addition, there are 15 appendices which provide additional reference material, such as a code conversion table, character set tables, mapping tables, an extensive list of software sources and a glossary.
 Author Ken R. Lunde joined Adobe Systems Inc. in 1991 and is currently the project manager for Japanese Font Production. He maintains the online document entitled "JAPAN.INF" on the Internet.
 -0- 9/27/93
 /CONTACT: Brian Erwin of O'Reilly & Associates, 707-829-0515, or brian@ora.com/


CO: O'Reilly & Assoc. ST: California; Japan IN: PUB CPR SU: PDT

PK-LH -- SF005 -- 5873 09/27/93 11:00 EDT
COPYRIGHT 1993 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1993 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Sep 27, 1993
Words:292
Previous Article:WORLD FOREST INSTITUTE: TIMBER OWNERS MAY FACE HIGHER COSTS WITH CERTIFIED WOOD
Next Article:QUICKTURN, CADENCE TO FORGE TIGHTER LINKS BETWEEN INDUSTRY-STANDARD VERIFICATION PRODUCTS
Topics:

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters