Search for a Unicode Character
This Web site contains a page for each of the ranges of Unicode characters. From this page, you can search the site for the name of a character (apart from ideographs, private use and surrogates). The search results will list the page(s) that contain matching words or phrases. While you are viewing a page, you can use the Find option on the Edit menu in Internet Explorer or Firefox to jump to the name of your chosen character.
Search for a character with Google
You can use Google to search this site, but there is no guarantee that the Google index contains everything from this site.
Type the words that you are looking for in the entry box, and then click the button. Help for searching Google can be found at How to search on Google and at Refine web searches.
You can search for a character by its full name, one or more words from its name, its decimal number, or its hexadecimal number. You can also search for the name of a script or a language.
To perform a search, type what you are looking for into the search box, and then click the button.
- Search for multiple words
- If you enter more than one word, you will find all of the pages that contain one or more of the words that you entered.
- Require a term to be present
- Use a plus sign in front of any words or phrases that must appear in the search results. Do not leave a space between the plus sign and the search term. Any phrase that you use with a plus sign must be contained within quotation marks.
For example: +thai +currency
- Search for a phrase
- If you are confident that you know the Unicode name of a character, enclose it in quotation marks and only documents that include that phrase will be retrieved. Without the qotation marks, the search will find all pages that include one or more of the words in the phrase.
For example: "latin capital letter a with macron"
- Don’t worry about capitalization
- You can enter your search terms in lower, upper or mixed case – you will get the same result.
- Require a term to be absent
- Use a hyphen (representing a minus sign) in front of any words or phrases that must not appear in the search results. Do not leave a space between the hyphen and the term. Any phrase that you use with a hyphen must be contained within quotation marks; without the quotation marks only the first word will be excluded.
Copyright © 1999–2008 Alan Wood
Created 24th September 1999 Updated 2nd May 2008