GNOME Character Map

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Gucharmap logo.png
Gucharmap on Fedora 17.png
Screenshot of Gucharmap
Developer(s) Noah Levitt
Stable release 3.16.3 (May 18, 2015; 2 months ago (2015-05-18)) [±][1]
Preview release 3.17.4 (July 22, 2015; 9 days ago (2015-07-22)) [±][2]
Operating system Unix-like, OS X, Microsoft Windows
Type Character map
License GNU GPL

GNOME Character Map, formerly known as Gucharmap, is a 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. ^ Hergert, Christian. "GNOME Builder - 3.16.3". Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "GNOME 3.17.x Development Series". Retrieved June 25, 2015. 
  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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