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Prior Versions of Unibook

This page contains prior versions of the Unibook Character browser. These prior versions are primarily intended for users that run an older version of Windows and discover that a newer version of Unibook does not run on their system.

While they will run, they provide less functionality than a more up-to-date version and the data files associated with them no longer reflect the state of the Unicode Character Database.

The latest version of the Unibook utility is available free of charge for downloading here.

Data Files

The data files accompanying any of these prior versions match those of the corresponding earlier version of the Unicode Standard. Some of the files have been renamed or compacted for size. The latest and complete versions of the data files are found in the Unicode Character Database. You may be able to manually replace these older files by more recent ones. However prior versions of Unibook cannot read all property data for recently defined properties, thus requiring some edits to remove data that cannot be parsed.

Installation Notes

After downloading the selected version, please expand the zip file to a clean folder and follow the instructions in the readme.txt file.

The Unicode Consortium is not able to provide technical support to users of these versions.

Version 5.2.0 BETA (build 248.5)

This is a version of Unibook updated for the Unicode Version 5.2.0. This download consists of the executables and all other files needed to run Unibook  together with an excerpt from the  BETA version of the Unicode 5.2.0 Character Database. (Read more...)

System requirements:
Windows Vista or Windows XP, with multilingual or universal fonts installed. For Windows Vista see note on Vista in the readme.
Datafiles:

This BETA distribution contains copies of some of the data files for the BETA of Version 5.2.0 of the Unicode Standard, as of approximately 7/15/2009. Some of these files have been renamed or compacted for size. The latest and complete versions are found in the Unicode Character Database.

Download  Download Version 5.2.0 (build 248.5) with BETA data files now.
Note: The 5.2.0 BETA changed the format of the Unihan Database. The download includes the minimally required excerpt from the Unihan Database coalesced into a single file. The complete database concatenated into a single file is available here.

Version 5.1.0

This is the latest released version of Unibook. It has some improvements in property browsing and accessing information about characters. It also fixes several bugs. the data files included are extracted from the Unicode 5.1.0 Character Database. (Read more...)

Build 242.2 fixes some bugs reported for build 242 - see the readme in the download.

System requirements:
Windows XP or Windows 2000, with multilingual or universal fonts installed, or Windows Vista (see note on Vista in the readme).
Datafiles:

For convenience, the Version 5.1.0 distribution contains copies of some of the data files for Version 5.1.0 of the Unicode Standard. Some of these files have been renamed or edited for size. The latest and complete versions can always be found in the Unicode Character Database.

Download  Download Version 5.1.0 BETA3 (build 242.2) now.

Version 5.0.0

This is a prior version of Unibook. This version supports the character and property additions for Unicode Version 5.0.0. (Read more..)

System requirements:
Windows XP, Windows 2000 or Windows NT 4.0, with multilingual or universal fonts installed. (This version has not been tested on Windows 2000 or Windows NT 4.0.)
Datafiles:

For convenience, the Version 5.0.0 distribution contains copies of some of the data files for the Version 5.0.0 of the Unicode Standard. Some of these files have been renamed or edited for size.

Download  Download Version 5.0.0 now.

Version 4.1.0

This is a prior version of Unibook.

System requirements::
Windows XP, Windows 2000 or Windows NT 4.0, with multilingual or universal fonts installed.
Datafiles:

For convenience, the Version 4.1.0 distribution contains copies of some of the data files for Version 4.1.0 of the Unicode Standard. Some of these files have been edited for size.

Download  Download Version 4.1.0 now.

Version 3.0

This is the final update of Unibook with Windows 9x/Me support. It may not support some of the more recent property data files and characters.

System requirements:
Windows NT 4.0 or higher, with multilingual or universal fonts installed.
Windows 95/98/ME users: some features require Windows NT.
Datafiles:

The Version 3.0 distribution is unchanged from its first release and contains copies of some of the data files for Version 3.1.0 of the Unicode Standard.

Download  Download Version 3.0 now.

Unibook was developed by ASMUS, Inc. and is distributed by the Unicode Consortium under license. Version 1.0 was included on the CD-ROM accompanying The Unicode Standard, Version 3.0. Later versions are courtesy updates. You must accept an end user license agreement  before being able to use the software. Your use of the software and the data files is further subject to the  terms of use published by the Unicode Consortium and the license terms displayed by the program. Copyright ©  1991-2013 Unicode Inc. (data files) and 1995-2013, ASMUS Inc. (program and documentation).  All rights reserved. Unicode is a registered trademark of Unicode, Inc., Unibook and ASMUS are trademarks of ASMUS, Inc., Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.