While I have been researching Chinese, Japanese
and Korean languages for this GameBoy/PC project
I have had emails recommending a book which
I would find useful. In the end I actually
bought the book in spite of the price, and
in my opinion it was worth every penny.
This book is a mine of information on how
Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese languages
are dealt with by computing systems. If you
have never been exposed to the problem, this
book will be a revelation.
The book covers Writing Systems, Character
Set Standards, Encoding Methods, Input Methods,
and a whole set of other issues relating to
CJKV processing. There are between 500 and
600 pages of Appendices with some tremendous
lists gleaned from various national specifications.
I found this book really enlightening
when it came to explaining the relationship
between these languages and the Chinese heritage
of characters. I have no hesitation in recommending
the book to anyone interested in how Chinese
has affected computing.
I also researched prices and
found the lowest price at the link above.
By the way if you buy the book after following
the link, you don't pay any more but you do
support this project.