Vietnamese Unicode How-tos

Followed are step-by-step instructions on how to create Vietnamese Unicode-compliant HTML and text documents using popular word processors and HTML editors. Users should already have one of the Unicode-compatible keyboard drivers—VPSKeys 4.3, WinVNKey 4.0, UniKey 3.6, or others—installed on their computer.

It is presumed that Unicode-compliant fonts, such as Times New Roman, Arial, Courier New, Tahoma, Verdana, have been loaded on the system. Users of Windows 95/98/NT should download the latest versions of these fonts, as the older versions, which are not fully Unicode-compliant, would display question marks (?) or squares (◻) for unsupported characters. They can be downloaded from TrueType core fonts for the Web.

A knowledge of Unicode basics is helpful but not required.

Configure Vietnamese Keyboard Drivers

Create Vietnamese Unicode HTML documents in:

Convert Vietnamese text, RTF, HTML & Word/Excel/PowerPoint documents in legacy character encodings to Unicode using UnicodeConverter

Convert Microsoft Access database files in legacy encodings to Unicode

Import Unicode CSV files to MySQL

Create Vietnamese Unicode text-based documents in VietPad

Input Vietnamese Unicode text in Java applications and applets with VietIME

Install and configure Unicode TrueType fonts in Linux

Java Programming with Vietnamese

.NET Programming with Vietnamese

Recognize Vietnamese text using Tesseract OCR

Implement Vietnamese Collation in MySQL