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Online Tools

  • Character Classification Tool (iiCore)
    Web-based tool to categorize CJK characters find which are not included in the International Ideographs Core (IICORE).
  • Character Input Tools and Resources
  • Chinese Big5/HKSCS cut-n-paste input method
  • Chinese Tools (Erik Peterson)
    Big5/GB/Hz to UTF-8 Converter and Chinese Character Dictionary in UTF-8
  • Unicode Property Utility
  • Data on Languages
    A useful web interface to a database of Unicode characters, and codepage conversions.
  • Decode Unicode
  • Devanagari Editor
    Allows entering Unicode characters into a text field by simply pressing buttons labeled with corresponding glyphs. There are button sets for some European languages as well others covering a few Unicode blocks
  • Google Translation Tools
    Translation of text and web pages, dictionaries, and other tools
  • Hindi Unicode Conversion Tool
  • International Phonetic Alphabet (linguiste.org)
  • KreativeKorp Unicode tools
    Includes various text transformation and encoding utilities, including KreativeRecode for several platforms.
  • Mark Davis' Utility
  • Nepali Conversion Tools
  • Quick Key 5.1
    The ideal solution for people who need to input foreign characters or mathematical symbols quickly, but do not want to spend time learning a new keyboard layout. Inserts any Unicode character with a single click.
  • Richard Cook's perl-based Nameslist tool
    The tool consumes a string, searches the Unicode nameslist, and outputs the code points, names, and NamesList annotations, in tabular or plain html. Has regex support and does NFC/NFD conversion.
  • Richard Ishida's Character Usage Lookup
    Finds characters used by a particular language, or languages that use a given non-ASCII character.
  • Richard Ishida's Encoding Converter
    Allows you to see what bytes are used by legacy encodings to represent a particular character, or to convert a sequence of bytes into characters for a range of encodings. You can customize the encodings you want to experiment with by clicking on change encodings shown.
  • Richard Ishida's List Characters
    Analyzes the characters in text that you paste into the large box at the top, and produces a list of what characters were used, grouped by Unicode block.
  • Richard Ishida's Language Subtag Lookup Tool
    BCP 47 language tags are built from subtags in the IANA Subtag Registry. This tool helps you find or look up subtags and check for errors in language tags.
  • Richard Ishida's Unicode Character Pickers
    HTML-based. Quickly create phrases in a script by clicking on Unicode characters arranged in a way that aids their identification. Covers Arabic, Assyrian Neo-Aramaic, Armenian, Balinese, Buginese, Bengali, Burmese, Cherokee, Cyrillic, Devanagari, Egyptian hieroglyphs, Ethiopic, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Hebrew, IPA, Javanese, Khmer, Lao, Latin & diacritics, Lisu (Fraser script), Makasar, Mandaic, Malayalam, Mongolian, N'Ko, Old English, Old Norse, Persian, Runic, Russian, Shan, Sinhala, Sundanese, Syriac, Tamil, Thaana, Thai, Tibetan, Tifinagh, Tlicho (Dogrib), Uighur, Urdu, and Vietnamese
  • Richard Ishida's Unicode Code Converter
    This dynamic HTML app helps you convert between Unicode character numbers, characters, UTF-8 and UTF-16 code units in hex, percent escapes, and Numeric Character References (hex and decimal)
  • Richard Ishida's UniView
    HTML-based. Look up characters, character blocks, paste in and discover unknown characters, store your own info about characters, search on character names, do hex/dec/ncr conversions, highlight character types, etc. etc. Supports the latest version of Unicode.
  • Search for characters in Unicode by Tomas Schild
    Code points can be found by searching for part of the Unicode character name, of the obsolete Unicode 1.0 name, by the character itself, the character's associated numerical value (if any), or the hexadecimal Unicode value
  • Static Unicode Lookup
    A static tool to perform quick client-side searches of Unicode characters. Allows simple or complex searches, with the power to filter by Bidi Class, Unicode Properties, Blocks, Planes, codepoint range, and more. It is an open-source tool with the repository at https://github.com/EmNudge/unicode-lookup.
  • Unibook
    A small utility for offline viewing of the character charts and character properties for The Unicode Standard
  • Unicode Character Map
    Free and fast online method to select Unicode characters to paste into forms or other apps
  • Unicode Character Table by Sergei Asanov and Oleg Grigoriev
    Unicode Character Table has online reference tools, including selection of Unicode characters by clicking on a chart, and converting to and from HTML formats.
  • Unicode Database (in German)
    Characters in Html/Xml ordered by block, category, bidi-class and additional properties. The version of each codepoint is shown.
  • Unicode Glyph Lookup by hexadecimal code
  • Unicode Input Tool/Converter Firefox Extension
    View Unicode characters, values, and character descriptions in chart and optionally output to a textbox. Also converts among character references (hex or decimal), HTML entities, and Unicode. Several preferences allow a great degree of customization including adding one's own DTD for use in entity conversions
  • Unicode Lookup by Jonathan Hedley
    Unicode Lookup is an online reference tool to lookup Unicode and HTML characters, by name and number, and convert between their decimal, hexadecimal, and octal bases
  • Unicodinator A visual Unicode navigator
  • W3C Internationalization Checker
    Performs various tests on a Web Page to determine its level of internationalisation-friendliness. It also summarises key internationalization information about a page, such as character encoding and language declarations, etc.
  • WebIME
    Web-based Chinese Input Service (WebIME) is a webpage that enables users to input Chinese characters, including Hong Kong Supplementary Character Set, on Internet. It provides five conventional Chinese input methods (Cangjie, simplified Cangjie, Hanyu pinyin, Cantonese Pronunciation and Chinese dictionary-like method (Radical/Number of Strokes) augmented with two special features, homophone and candidate characters filtering. WebIME aims to bring more ease and convenience for users to input Chinese characters when surfing the Internet.


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