Re: Identifying a Unicode character

From: Mark Davis (
Date: Thu Aug 17 2000 - 11:08:47 EDT

I have a Javascript chart program at that you can use on any
characters that the OS will let you cut and paste.

If you paste in any character and hit ENTER, it will display the hex. It
also goes to the chart with that character, from which you can also see
the UTF-8 and UTF-16 hex values. [In case you don't have a Unicode font,
if you click on the GIFs checkbox, the chart will display with the
Unicode glyphs from the charts. This mostly works -- John Jenkins is
hard at work to update the glyphs to a full set.]


"David J. Perry" wrote:
> Listmembers,
> If I receive a Word document created with a font I don't have, and my
> Unicode fonts (even Lucida Sans Unicode or Arial Unicode) don't have that
> character, is there any way to find out what Unicode value underlies the
> little rectangle that is displayed? Then I could look up the value and
> find out what the character is supposed to be. I know how to get Word to
> convert a hex number into a real Unicode character--but can one do the reverse?
> Thanks -- David

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