- 3.1. To Change the Character-Set List
- 3.2. To Create a Text String
- 3.3. To Copy and Paste Your Text String into an Application
- 3.4. To Search for a Character
- 3.5. To Browse Through all Characters
- 3.6. To Display Detailed Information About a Character
- 3.7. To Change the Format of a Character
- 3.8. To Change the Format of the Character Table
3.1. To Change the Character-Set List
To list the character sets by script name, choose.
To list the character sets by Unicode block, choose.
3.2. To Create a Text String
To create a text string in the Text to copy field, perform the following steps:
Select a character set from the Script or Unicode Block list box.
Insert characters in one of the following ways:
- Double-click on a character button in the Character Table tabbed section, to insert the character in the Text to copy field.
- Select a character button in the Character Table tabbed section, then press Return to insert the character in the Text to copy field.
- Select a character button in the Character Table tabbed section, then click and drag the character to the Text to copy field.
- Click on the Text to copy field to give focus to the field. If a text string is already in the field, click on the text string at the point where you want to insert the character. Press a character key on your keyboard to insert that character into the field.
3.3. To Copy and Paste Your Text String into an Application
To copy and paste the text string from the Text to copy field into an application, perform the following steps:
- Click . If none or all of the text string is selected, all of the string is copied to the clipboard. If a portion of the string is selected, only that portion is copied.
- Switch to your application and choose Ctrl+V. , or press shortcut key
When you paste the contents of the Text to copy field into other applications, the text string appears in the current character set of the application.
If your text string contains non-visible characters, you can only insert the text string into applications that support the full character set.
3.4. To Search for a Character
To search for a character, perform the following steps:
Choose Ctrl+F. The Find dialog opens., or press shortcut key
Enter text to search for in the Search field.
- Select Match whole word to only find complete words that match your text.
- By default, only the character names are searched. Select Search in character details to search in other parts of a character's description, such as notes, equivalents, and approximate equivalents.
Click Character Map selects the character it finds.to find the first occurrence of your text after the currently selected character.
Click Ctrl+G.to find the next matching character. Alternatively, choose , or press shortcut key
Click Shift+Ctrl+G.to find the previous matching character. Alternatively, choose , or press shortcut key
3.5. To Browse Through all Characters
To browse through the character map, use themenu.
- Next character, or press shortcut key Ctrl+N.
- Previous character, or press shortcut key Ctrl+P.
- Next script, or press shortcut key Ctrl+Page Down.
- Previous script, or press shortcut key Ctrl+Page Up.
You can browse the character map by individual character, and script or by Unicode block. This depends on whether the character map is showing scripts or Unicode blocks. To change this, chooseor .
The following keys also work for browsing the character map:
- Press the arrow keys on the keyboard to browse through the characters.
- Press the Page Up and Page Down keys to browse through the characters page by page.
- Press the Home key to select the first character in the Unicode sequence. To select the last character, press the End key.
3.6. To Display Detailed Information About a Character
To display detailed information about a character, perform the following steps:
- Select a character set from the Script or Unicode Block list box. Example: Basic Latin
- Select a character from the Character Table tabbed section. Example: B
- Click on the Character Details tabbed section.
The Character Details tabbed section displays the following information about the selected character:
Unicode code point
Unicode character name
Example: LATIN CAPITAL LETTER B
General Character Properties
Example: Letter, Uppercase
Various Useful Representations
C octal escaped UTF-8 encoding
XML decimal entity
Annotations and Cross References
Example: U+212C SCRIPT CAPITAL B
Click on the link to display the details for the referenced character.
3.7. To Change the Format of a Character
To change the format of a character, perform any of the following steps:
- To change the font, select a font from the font drop-down list.
- To change the font type to bold type, click on the Alt+B. button, or press shortcut key
- To change the font type to italic type, click on the Alt+I. button, or press shortcut key
- To increase the font size, choose Ctrl++. or use the zoom spin box, or press shortcut key
- To decrease the font size, choose Ctrl+-. or use the zoom spin box, or press shortcut key
- To display normal font size, choose Ctrl+=. , or press shortcut key
- To magnify the selected character, hold Shift.
3.8. To Change the Format of the Character Table
To change the format of the character table, choose.
Character Map changes the Character Table tabbed section so that the number of columns is a power of two, for example, two columns, four columns, eight columns, and so on. The number of columns depends on the size of the window and the size of the font.
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