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)
- Runic (Futhark)
- Spanish (accented characters and special symbols)
Symbols, Images and Dingbat Sets supported
- APL (A Programming Language: a programming language that uses many special characters)
- 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)
- Latin Extended
- Letter Like
- Religious Symbols
- Roman Numerals
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.