Unicode Map Alternatives

    Unicode Map is described as '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'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Unicode Map for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is BabelMap, which is free. Other great apps like Unicode Map are Character Map (Free), WinCompose (Free, Open Source), Shapecatcher (Free) and SymbSearch (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 24, 2019

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
      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.
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    1. Character Map (Charmap.


    2. 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.
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    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.
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    4. SymbSearch lets you easily get unicode-symbols so you can simply paste it into your text you are working on. You don't have to learn by heart the specific numbers of these.
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    5. WizKey makes it easy to type accented and other special Unicode characters using a standard US/UK keyboard with easy to remember keyboard shortcuts.
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      • Mac
      • 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • MacPorts
      • XQuartz
      Open source character map for the GNOME desktop environment.
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    6. Extra Keys is a software input panel for typing international accented and other special characters.
    7. 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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