Monthly Archives: August 2018
This article introduces a number of basic concepts needed to understand other articles that deal with characters and character encodings.
The article has been updated with explanations of the terms ‘user-perceived character’, ‘grapheme-cluster’, ‘typographic character unit’, and ‘glyph’, and a warning about the vague use of the term ‘character’.
Read the article Character encodings: Essential concepts.
This article gives a high level summary of various typographic strategies for wrapping text at the end of a line, for a variety of scripts.