Unicode, tell me more

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Raphaël Bastide's picture
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Unicode, tell me more
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What is the best way to find informations about use and functions of a specific unicode character?
For instance I would like to know, why Ƀ (U+0243) exists, when it was created...
Thank you for your help.

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Jason Pagura's picture
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Joined: 10 Sep 2006 - 6:19pm
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I haven't a clue, but if somebody does come up with an explanation for this character, I hope they would post it on http://www.decodeunicode.org/en/u+0243

Raphaël Bastide's picture
Joined: 9 Jun 2010 - 4:38pm
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Useful link, thank you cuttlefish!

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Another source of information is the Unicode Code Charts. Enter U+0243 and then click "go". You get that U+0243 is the upper case of U+0180 for which one reads:

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The official charts at unicode.org are usually pretty good at providing basic info on the relevance of a character. For instance, this page with some cross-referencing tells us Ƀ is a capitalized alternate symbol for the voiced bilabial fricative in Americanist phonetic notation.

Raphaël Bastide's picture
Joined: 9 Jun 2010 - 4:38pm
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Thank you, it is clever now.
By the way, have a look at the @tokiwoki's app Unipasta. He just updated it with a direct link to the Decodeunicode character page.

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The text file http://www.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/NamesList.txt is also very handy. With simple searches, you often get there all the information you need.