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  • Blog Post: New Indian Rupee Symbol

    On July of 2010 the Indian government announced the new currency symbol for the Indian Rupee. The original Rupee symbol will still be used in various other countries. The Indian Ministry of IT has been working with the Unicode standards group to include this symbol in the Unicode table 6.0 and will announce...
  • Blog Post: Introducing xml:lang in XAML

    Introducing xml:lang in XAML In a previous blog post I wrote about locales and cultures and described how you can use them to control the behavior and output of your programs to better match the regional expectations of your global users. Some of the behaviors controlled by locales and cultures include...
  • Blog Post: What is Yomigana?

    Yomigana is a reading aid used in the Japanese language; it consists of smaller-sized syllabic characters (Kana or Romaji) printed beside an ideographic character (Kanji) to indicate its pronunciation. There are conventions to positioning this reading aid beside the main text; in horizontal...
  • Blog Post: Font Association (Part 1) - A Primer

    Characters and Glyphs Characters are the written symbols that we use to communicate ideas (e.g., N, 9, Θ, Π, 語 , @). Glyphs are graphical representations of those characters. Code pages are tables of characters and fonts are tables of glyphs. Unicode is designed to serve as a single code...
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