The Complex Text Layout Language Support in the SolarisTM Operating Environment white paper presents information and software features for internationalizing software in Complex Text Layout language markets.
Complex Text Layout (CTL) languages require text layout transformations on text input to properly display text output on the screen or printed page. CTL functionality is available in all Unicode locales as well as the Thai, Arabic, and Hebrew locales.
This white paper is intended for software developers who are interested in developing internationalized software for the Complex Text Layout Language SolarisTM operating environment. This white paper is part of a 4-part series on internationalization for Solaris software developers. The four internationalization white papers are:
Asian-Language Support in the SolarisTM Operating Environment
Complex Text Layout Language Support in the SolarisTM Operating Environment
Unicode Support in the SolarisTM Operating Environment
Euro Currency Support in the SolarisTM Operating Environment
Chapter 1 describes characteristics of CTL languages and how they are managed by the Solaris CTL language engines.
Chapter 2 provides an overview of the Solaris CTL architecture and explains how developers can add CTL functionality to an application.
Chapter 3 provides helpful resource information.
The following books are related to software internationalization:
Creating Worldwide Software: Solaris International Developer's Guide Bill Tuthill and David Smallberg.
Internationalization Guide, Version 2: Open Group Guide The Open Group
International Language Environments Guide Solaris Developer Collection.
Programming for the World: A Guide to Internationalization Sandra Martin O'Donnell.
The Unicode Standard, Version 3.0 The Unicode Consortium.
X Windows on the World, Developing Internationalized Software with X, Motif, and CDE Thomas C. McFarland.
The following books are related to CTL language support:
CAE Specification: Portable Layout Services ISBN 1-85912-142-X.
Portable Layout Services: Context-dependent and Directional Text ISBN 1-85912-075-X.
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