Unicode Character Keyboard


A series of reference pages have been included giving details about creating a customized character set definition file, which is an XML file. A sample XML file and its corresponding DTD file is included with the distribution. One such page lists a number of Unicode information references and recommended font files.

Defined Character Sets

Each of these character sets either represent a particular Unicode character set definition or are a collection of similar characters from across a number of character sets. The latter is particularly apt involving many of the Western language character sets.

Languages Sets supported

  • French (accented characters and special symbols)
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hirigana
  • Katakana
  • Ogham
  • Runic (Futhark)
  • Russian
  • Spanish (accented characters and special symbols)
  • Tifinagh

Symbols, Images and Dingbat Sets supported

  • APL (A Programming Language: a programming language that uses many special characters)
  • Alchemical
  • Arrows
  • Astrology and Astronomy
  • Braille (all possible Braille characters and a Braille typewriter keyboard)
  • Computers (including OCR characters)
  • Currency (compilation of common currency symbols)
  • Dingbats (ornamental characters)
  • Drawing (block and line drawing characters)
  • Emoji Pictographs (used in Japanese cell phones)
  • Emoticons
  • Games
  • Latin Extended
  • Letter Like
  • Mathematics
  • Punctuation
  • Religious Symbols
  • Roman Numerals
  • Shapes
  • Signs
  • Small
  • Spacing
  • Subscripts
  • Superscripts
  • Symbols
  • Technical

There is also a Common character set (see image above) which combines several commonly used Unicode characters such as left and right single and double quote marks, upper and lower case accented characters, commonly-used signs and symbols and mathematical symbols. It should be sufficient for most uses.

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