January 26, 2000 - Unicode
January 26, 2000|
Tips: January 2000
Yehuda Shiran, Ph.D.
\u(backslash followed by a lowercase
u). The Unicode value
\u0041, for example, represents the character
A. The Unicode unique name for this character is LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A.
Unicode is compatible with ASCII characters. The first 128 Unicode characters correspond to the ASCII characters and have the same numeric value. ASCII's
0x41 is the same as Unicode's
The calculator below accepts a Unified code value (just the four hexadecimal characters, no
\u) and prints the corresponding character in the middle of the following sentence: "
Here are some common special characters and their Unicode value:
Unicode Value Name Symbol \u0009 Tab <TAB> \u000B Vertical Tab <TAB> \u000C Form Feed <FF> \u0020 Space <SP> \u000A Line Feed <LF> \u000D Carriage Return <CR> \u0022 Double Quote <TAB> \u0027 Single Quote <'> \u005C Backslash <\>
You can play with our Unicode calculator above and find many Unicode values that yield unexpected characters. Although Unicode can support more than 65,000 different characters, it is up to your browser to provide the Unicode fonts. Often, Unicode fonts do not display all the Unicode characters. In addition to the client's (browser's) support, the client platform must support Unicode as well. Some platforms, such as Windows 95, provide only partial support for Unicode.