AlternativeTo Logo Alternatives is described as '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'. There are more than 10 alternatives to, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is BabelMap, which is free. Other great sites and apps similar to are WinCompose (Free, Open Source), Character Map (Free), PopChar (Paid) and Shapecatcher (Free).

    This page was last updated May 13, 2022
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      BabelMap is a free character map application for Windows that allows you to browse through the entire Unicode character repertoire of over 107,000 characters, or search for a particular character by name or by code point.
    1. WinCompose is a compose key for Windows. It allows to easily write special characters such as é ž à û ø ð ¤ Ø « = µ, and many more using short and often very intuitive key combinations.

    2. Character Map (Charmap.
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      • Windows
      The character map that works! PopChar is an application that lets you insert special characters, umlauts and foreign letters into any document. With this character map, there is no need to search for or remember complex keystrokes.
    3. Shapecatcher is a new website, that helps you to find specific Unicode characters, just by sketching their shape. Currently about 10000 of the most important Unicode characters are compared to your sketch and are analysed for similarities.

    4. A tool for searching unicode-symbols and copying it to the clipboard.
    5. Mac OS X application to explore Unicode. Analyse and convert Unicode strings for HTML or programming. Supports UniHan, Services, AppleScript and more.
    6. 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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      • XQuartz
      Open source character map for the GNOME desktop environment.
    7. 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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