Kingdom of Characters

  • Type: Books
  • By: Jing Tsu
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Eyal S.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780735214729
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What does it take to make a written language digital?

Kingdom of Characters is a book about the century-long effort to standardize and digitize Chinese in its written form. Beginning from the typewriter and continuing to today’s Unicode characters, author Jing Tsu discusses the many economic, social, and political ramifications of language reform on a country-wide level. It’s a fascinating book for anyone who is curious about the political, technical, and technological aspects of language.