Template:Unicode navigation

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Template documentation[view] [edit] [history] [purge]


  • The box is aimed at Unicode-related pages. Guidelines do recommend not to create a box with numerous entries, like with names of 165 Unicode-blocks.

Initial visibility: currently defaults to collapsed

To set this template's initial visibility, the |state= parameter may be used:

  • |state=collapsed: {{Unicode navigation|state=collapsed}} to show the template collapsed, i.e., hidden apart from its title bar
  • |state=expanded: {{Unicode navigation|state=expanded}} to show the template expanded, i.e., fully visible
  • |state=autocollapse: {{Unicode navigation|state=autocollapse}}
    • shows the template collapsed to the title bar if there is a {{navbar}}, a {{sidebar}}, or some other table on the page with the collapsible attribute
    • shows the template in its expanded state if there are no other collapsible items on the page

If the |state= parameter in the template on this page is not set, the template's initial visibility is taken from the |default= parameter in the Collapsible option template. For the template on this page, that currently evaluates to collapsed.

Unicode terms used[edit]

  • A block in Unicode is a named, single continuous group of code points, e.g. Miscellaneous Symbols Unicode block with range U+2600–26FF. Each character is in one block. A block can include non/assigned code points, non/character codepoints etcetera.
  • A script is related to speech (like the alphabet), symbols are related to their meaning (like chess-symbols). Symbols also include controls and Unicode-specials like Byte order mark(BOM). All defined Unicode characters are either in a script or a symbol.
  • Charts are examples of glyphs, i.e. a rendered character (the "A" you read)
  • Due to legacy character sets like ASCII, and due to intended usage of Unicode, multiple issues arise from pairs of characters with an overlapping meaning etc.
  • Special characters have a Unicode-defined behavior.
  • Miscellaneous lists are lists of characters that are not in one block. Cultural symbols like religious crosses are in different blocks.

Unicode version[edit]

  • Scripts: Unicode as of version 5.2; Batak, Brāhmī, Mandaic: added as per version 6.0

See also[edit]