Characters Alternatives

    Characters is described as 'makes it easy for writers, designers and developers to access special characters. They are easily found and copied to your clipboard, either as the character itself or the html code' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Characters for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is BabelMap, which is free. Other great apps like Characters are Character Map (Free), WinCompose (Free, Open Source), Rocket (Freemium) and PopChar (Paid).

    This page was last updated Mar 12, 2020

    1. Small and fast utility that can generate a whole range of Unicode symbols or the range that you set for it. The app can export the list of symbols horizontally (by default) or vertically (in that case you also can show index number as option).
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    2. Handy online Unicode character table with search tool, short information about origin and history of most characters in eight languages and some great compose-tools.
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    3. Browse Unicode characters by range; search for them by name; display them (when Android has the font); copy them to the clipboard; decode a string of Unicode characters to names.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      Holdkey is a Windows program that makes it easy to type characters with accents. No more hassle with alt codes or other time consuming methods to create characters like : é à ø ü € ß ñ ï ç ö e g and many many more.
    4. Unicode Blank Chars, a portable tool that detects Unicode Blank characters based on the "System Case Insensitive Locale" rules!


    5. Unicode Chars Number, is a portable tool that can be used to find the ordinal value (numeric character code) of any Unicode character!
    6. Generate a specified number of Unicode characters from 1 to 1114111 with a single mouse click, by using this lightweight and portable software utility!.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      AllChars provides a quick, easy-to-remember way of creating accents like é Ü ç î æ and special characters like ƒ ² ‰ © £ ± ß ° 1/2 ¿ « » ™ „ in most Windows programs.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed and maintained. Last version, v5.0.181beta, released in February 2009, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      FontMap may be used to view and print both installed and external fonts; it can display a table, individual characters, a keyboard view, font description, or whatever text you wish to enter.
      • FreeProprietary
      • iPhone
      iPhone Table View is a great tool to organize thousands of characters. You can brows by categories and individual character code and its name in an organized way.
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