A tiny utility for quickly browsing the latest version of the Unicode standard and
the most important text encodings ("codepages"). It lives in the Windows tray and
can be popped up whenever required.
The utility consists of four main panes: Unicode, Favorites, Typewriter and Encodings.
This pane allows you to browse the selected Unicode ranges. As the Unicode standard
counts more than 1 million characters it would be impractical to load all of them,
also because typically users need only a subset of it. Thus, you can use the range
button to select the ranges you want to view; you can either select by numeric range
or by script. By default the selected ranges cover the most used Latin ranges, Greek
You can scroll the characters list and filter it by range, category, name, and other
Unicode attributes (decomposable, mirrored, numeric: each of these filters has 3
states: inactive, enabled, disabled). Just select the desired value from the filter,
or type some part of the Unicode name and press Enter, to find all the matching
Each row in the list shows the hexadecimal and decimal codes of the character, its
glyph, Unicode category and name. Data are directly drawn from the latest version
of the Unicode standard.
You can use the buttons under the filters to (from left to right):
- copy the selected character (so that you can paste it wherever you want);
- save the current list to a file;
- reset all the filters.
The count to the right of the buttons represents the number of items currently displayed.
When you hover on a character row the top-right portion of the pane shows a bigger
version of the character glyph, plus its name and decomposition details (if any).
If you double click a row the corresponding character will be added to the favorites
and copied into the clipboard.
This pane contains an arbitrary list of favorite characters (the program already
comes with my predefined list).
You can build the list by double clicking any row in the Unicode pane. Use the toolbar
- move left or right the selected character;
- delete the selected character;
- delete all the characters;
- export favorites to file;
- load favorites from file.
Use the slider to zoom the favorites pane in or out (the 1:1 button resets zoom
to 100%). Double click a character to copy it in the clipboard.
In this pane you can type some text in the top box and have the corresponding Unicode
character codes displayed in the bottom box. You can choose among different styles
for representing codes (hexadecimal, decimal or C# code literal) in the top-left
combobox. You can type right-to-left scripts by checking the left-arrow button,
and get the detailed descriptions of each character typed by clicking the lens button.
This pane allows you to play with the most used text encodings. Select an encoding
from the encoding list, and a numeric base from the base list. Then type something
in the text box and click the Show bytes button to see its bytes in the selected
encoding and base.
Alternatively, type some bytes values in the bytes box (dividing each value with
spaces and using the selected base) and click the Show text button to see the corresponding
You can find the same functionality online in this site