GNOME Character Map

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GNOME Character Map
GNOME Character Map 12.0.1 screenshot.png
Developer(s)Noah Levitt
Stable release
13.0.8[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 5 June 2021; 5 months ago (5 June 2021)
Operating systemUnix-like, OS X, Windows
TypeCharacter map
LicenseGPL-3.0-or-later[2] Edit this on Wikidata

GNOME Character Map, formerly known as Gucharmap, is a free and open-source software Unicode character map program, part of GNOME. This program allows characters to be displayed by Unicode block or script type.[3] It includes brief descriptions of related characters and occasionally meanings of the character in question. Gucharmap can also be used to input or enter characters (by copy and paste). The search functionality allows the use of several search methods, including by Unicode name or code point of the character. It is built on the GTK toolkit and can be run on any platform supported by GTK. A number of text programs use Gucharmap for character input.


Version 0.1 of the program was released on December 13, 2002 with basic Unicode font viewing capabilities which were slowly developed. On July 2, 2003 it was decided that Gucharmap would be included in GNOME 2.4. Two months later on September 10 version 1.0.0 was released with bug fixes and translation updates for inclusion with GNOME 2.4.[4]

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  1. ^ "Release 13.0.8". 5 June 2021. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  2. ^ "COPYING · master · GNOME / Gucharmap".
  3. ^ Peck, Akkana (2009-11-25). "Mastering Characters Sets in Linux (Weird Characters, part 2)". LinuxPlanet. Retrieved 2014-05-25.
  4. ^ "Gucharmap". Gucharmap. 2004-03-22. Retrieved 2011-12-25.

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