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Titus Is Testing Unicode Script-management

TITUS continues testing UNICODE script management (please cf. the contributions by Carl-Martin Bunz and Jost Gippert to IUC 10 and by Carl-Martin Bunz to IUC 11 for a description of the TITUS approach to using Unicode).
For this purpose, we prepared some document pages containing a full account of UNICODE characters with their equivalents in UTF-8 (the pages themselves are encoded using UTF-8). They can be used to check your WWW browser's capabilities as to representing UNICODE / UTF-8 encoding. If you have a browser that is able to handle UTF-8 encoded files (e.g., Netscape Communicator 4.0 or higher or Microsoft's Internet Explorer 4.0 or 5.0) and if you use an operating system that is able to handle UNICODE (e.g., MS Windows 95; MS Windows 98; MS Windows NT 4.0; MS Windows 2000; MS Windows XP; Mac OS X), you should be able to read at least the following parts of the tables as contained in the pages:

On this server, we also provide several sample pages documenting the Unicode encoding of Latin and non-Latin scripts such as Ancient Greek, Cyrillic, Devanagari, and the like. Additionally, we are at present developing a data base that contains full information about characters encodable in Unicode. A preliminary version of the retrieval engine is available here.

In order to be able to visualize UNICODE encoded characters as listed above, you will have to prepare your system in the following way (you will need a 32-bit bus processor to be successful):

You should then be ready to display the characters as listed above on the screen. If you still have difficulties, you can check your equipment's capacities by loading our ISO-8859 documentation pages.

If you want to see many more characters than the ones indicated above, you can download and install the BITSTREAM CYBERBIT font as available


This font includes, among others, a (nearly) full set of Korean, Japanese, and Chinese (Han) characters. Be careful: The font has a size of about 13 MB!
N.B. The font does not include a full implementation of Latin diacritics, Ancient Greek, Armenian, Georgian and the like, however.

In cooperation with BITSTREAM, the TITUS project has prepared a Unicode Font (in Windows TTF format) to match the requirements of linguists and philologists working on several languages (ancient and modern). This font (named "TITUS Cyberbit Basic"), now compliant with UNICODE 4.0 , is available for non-commercial users only. The font can be downloaded here (N.B. the preparation of the download file may take a minute). If you want to use the font with your web browser, you will have to configure your system and your browser in the way indicated above.

On the basis of the tool "Uniqoder" developed by Östen Dahl, Andrej Perdih created UniqTitus, a UNICODE keyboard layout for MS Word. This tool, which is available for non-commercial users only, can be downloaded here.

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