Over 136,000 Unicode characters to pick from
- Over 130 scripts (alphabets), such as
Latin or Cyrillic, Hindi or Thai. The largest is the Han
script (used for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) with over
88,000 characters; you’ll find the other modern scripts too.
And ancient scripts: if you’re a fan of Lord of the Rings,
there are 86 Runic characters like , or for fans of the
Mummy, there are 1,071 Egyptian Hieroglyphs like .
- Over 750 punctuation characters, with some
pretty exotic ones like or , but also the
workhorses: ?, !, …
- Over 1,500 numbers, not only 0-9, but also
variants like —plus
Roman numerals and even .
- Over 1,750 combining marks, like the
umlaut ( ¨ )—if you’re fond of Häagen-Dazs or hëävÿ mëtäl.
- Over 6,800 symbols, with game symbols like
, , , or ; the full range of
divination symbols like ; hundreds
of musical symbols like ;
and over a thousand math symbols like
- Over 2,600 emoji, with a wide variety of
colored symbols: faces , creatures , people , gestures ,
emotion , apparel , animals , plants ,
food , drink , places , travel , weather , sports , music , reading , and many others. These also
include the emoji sequences, such as keycaps , flags ,
people with skin tones ,
How to find and enter them?
- Windows. Go to Windows Accessories from the
Start menu, and choose Character Map. Pick the character, then
copy and paste into the Character to Adopt box.
- Mac. Make sure the Character to Adopt box has
your cursor in it. Use Command-Control-Space to get “Emoji
& Symbols”. Pick and click to enter the character.
- Hex Code. If you know the hex code for the
character, you can also type or paste that into the Character
to Adopt box.
For example, type U+1F47B for .
- Emoji. You can see all the emoji
characters on these charts: Emoji
Sequences (skin tones), Emoji
ZWJ Sequences (diverse families).
- PDF. You can see PDF charts for all
Unicode characters at PDF Charts. Only use the
Hex codes below the characters in these charts; copying
characters won't work.
- HTML. You can see HTML charts for all
Unicode characters at HTML
Charts. For these, you can copy either the characters or the
Hex codes. However, you'll may need to install some fonts to
see all the characters (check below).
- Others. Wikipedia,
and other sites are also useful.
- You can’t sponsor candidate characters (those
not yet released in a version of Unicode, such as the Emoji
Candidates), nor certain characters such as invisible ones.
- Sponsorship is completely independent of proposals for
new Unicode characters, such as for new
- In most cases, you'll already have fonts on your
system for the character you want. But if not, you can get a
wide range of fonts at Noto fonts.