Windows Tool "Character Map"

A tutorial example is provided on how to run 'Character Map' on Windows systems to view glyphs of a Unicode font family.

What Is "Character Map"? "Character Map" is a Windows tool that allows you to view all glyphs/characters that supported by a given font.

Here is what I did to use "Character Map" to locate the glyph of "Georgian Letter Phar" in the "Arial Unicode MS" font family.

1. Go to Windows command search box and enter in "Character Map".

2. Click on "Character Map" in the search result to start it.

3. Select "Arial Unicode MS" from the "Font" dropdown list.

4. Scroll down through the glyph table until you reach "U+10E4: Georgian Letter Phar".

5. Double-click on it to select it, then click the "Copy" button.

Now I can paste it to MS Word, or any application that supports Unicode.

Windows Tool - Character Map
Windows Tool - Character Map

Last update: 2015.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Character Sets and Encodings

 ASCII Character Set and Encoding

 GB2312 Character Set and Encoding

 GB18030 Character Set and Encoding

 JIS X0208 Character Set and Encodings

 Unicode Character Set

 UTF-8 (Unicode Transformation Format - 8-Bit)

 UTF-16, UTF-16BE and UTF-16LE Encodings

 UTF-32, UTF-32BE and UTF-32LE Encodings

 Java Language and Unicode Characters

 Character Encoding in Java

 Character Set Encoding Maps

 Encoding Conversion Programs for Encoded Text Files

 Using Notepad as a Unicode Text Editor

 Using Microsoft Word as a Unicode Text Editor

 Using Microsoft Excel as a Unicode Text Editor

Unicode Fonts

 What Is a Font?

 What Is a Unicode Font?

 Downloading and Installing GNU Unifont

Windows Tool "Character Map"

 Unicode Code Point Blocks - Code Charts

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version