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Mastering Characters Sets in Linux (Weird Characters, part 2)

Nov 25, 2009, 16:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Akkana Peck)

"gucharmap

"First, when you're testing anything involving character encoding, gucharmap is invaluable (Figure 1).

"Every Unicode character is in some category, shown in the list on the left -- in addition to Basic Latin, Latin-1 Supplement (accented characters), Greek, Cyrillic, Katakana etc. there are categories for Braille, Cuneiform, punctuation, mathematics, music and so forth.

"The Character Details tab tells you the Unicode, UTF-8, UTF-16 and XML/HTML codes for the character.

"If you have a character from a web page or email and don't know what it is, just paste it into gucharmap's Search->Find field (Figure 2)."

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