Re: Identifying a Unicode character

Date: Thu Aug 17 2000 - 12:31:27 EDT

Or your problem may be that it is a Private Use Area character used with a "dingbat" font or as a presentation

If Mark and Peter's utilities don't shed a lot of light on your problem,
you might want to save the file as RTF and look at the resulting
codes. You'll be able to see the specific font and the character's
encoding that way (provided you know how to read RTF).



On Thu, 17 Aug 2000, Mark Davis wrote:

> 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.]
> Mark
> "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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