Windows Glyph List 4

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Windows Glyph List 4, or more commonly WGL4 for short, also known as the Pan-European character set, is a character repertoire on recent Microsoft operating systems comprising 652 Unicode characters. Its purpose is to provide an implementation guideline for producers of fonts for the representation of European natural languages; fonts that provide glyphs for the entire set of characters can claim WGL4 compliance and thus can expect to be compatible with a wide range of software.

As of 2004, WGL4 characters are the only ones guaranteed to display correctly on recent versions of all major platforms of Microsoft Windows. Some Unicode characters may be missing from default installations of Windows 9x (such as Armenian and Georgian) or of Windows XP (such as Amharic and Runic), but WGL4 glyphs are found on all major platforms of Microsoft Windows.

Because many fonts are designed to fulfill the WGL4 set, this set of characters is likely to work (display as other than replacement glyphs) on many computer systems. For instance your browser is probably able to draw all the characters in the table below, compared to the many missing characters that may be seen in other articles about Unicode.


The repertoire, defined by Microsoft, encompasses all the characters found in Microsoft’s code pages 1252 (Windows Western), 1250 (Windows Central European), 1251 (Windows Cyrillic), 1253 (Windows Greek), 1254 (Windows Turkish), and 1257 (Windows Baltic), as well as characters from MS-DOS codepage 437.

It does not cover the combining diacritics used by Vietnamese-related code page 1258, the Thai letters used in code page 874, Hebrew and Arabic letters covered by code pages 1255 and 1256, or the ideographic characters used by code pages 932, 936, 949 and 950.

It also does not cover the Romanian letters Ș, ș, Ț, and ț (U+0218–B), which were added to several of Microsoft’s fonts for Windows Vista (long after the WGL4 repertoire was originally defined).

In version 1.5 of the OpenType Specification (May 2008) four Cyrillic characters were added to the WGL4 character set: Ѐ (U+0400), Ѝ (U+040D), ѐ (U+0450) and ѝ (U+045D).[1][2][3]

Character table[edit]

U+ 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F Block
0020 ! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . / C0 Controls and Basic Latin
(identical to ASCII)
0030 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 : ; < = > ?
0040 @ A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O
0050 P Q R S T U V W X Y Z [ \ ] ^ _
0060 ` a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o
0070 p q r s t u v w x y z { | } ~  
C1 Controls and Latin-1 Supplement
(identical to ISO/IEC 8859-1)
00A0   ¡ ¢ £ ¤ ¥ ¦ § ¨ © ª « ¬ - ® ¯
00B0 ° ± ² ³ ´ µ · ¸ ¹ º » ¼ ½ ¾ ¿
00C0 À Á Â Ã Ä Å Æ Ç È É Ê Ë Ì Í Î Ï
00D0 Ð Ñ Ò Ó Ô Õ Ö × Ø Ù Ú Û Ü Ý Þ ß
00E0 à á â ã ä å æ ç è é ê ë ì í î ï
00F0 ð ñ ò ó ô õ ö ÷ ø ù ú û ü ý þ ÿ
0100 Ā ā Ă ă Ą ą Ć ć Ĉ ĉ Ċ ċ Č č Ď ď Latin Extended-A
0110 Đ đ Ē ē Ĕ ĕ Ė ė Ę ę Ě ě Ĝ ĝ Ğ ğ
0120 Ġ ġ Ģ ģ Ĥ ĥ Ħ ħ Ĩ ĩ Ī ī Ĭ ĭ Į į
0130 İ ı IJ ij Ĵ ĵ Ķ ķ ĸ Ĺ ĺ Ļ ļ Ľ ľ Ŀ
0140 ŀ Ł ł Ń ń Ņ ņ Ň ň ʼn Ŋ ŋ Ō ō Ŏ ŏ
0150 Ő ő Œ œ Ŕ ŕ Ŗ ŗ Ř ř Ś ś Ŝ ŝ Ş ş
0160 Š š Ţ ţ Ť ť Ŧ ŧ Ũ ũ Ū ū Ŭ ŭ Ů ů
0170 Ű ű Ų ų Ŵ ŵ Ŷ ŷ Ÿ Ź ź Ż ż Ž ž ſ
Latin Extended-B
0190   ƒ  
01F0   Ǻ ǻ Ǽ ǽ Ǿ ǿ
02C0   ˆ ˇ   ˉ   Spacing Modifier Letters
02D0   ˘ ˙ ˚ ˛ ˜ ˝  
0380   ΄ ΅ Ά · Έ Ή Ί   Ό   Ύ Ώ Greek
0390 ΐ Α Β Γ Δ Ε Ζ Η Θ Ι Κ Λ Μ Ν Ξ Ο
03A0 Π Ρ   Σ Τ Υ Φ Χ Ψ Ω Ϊ Ϋ ά έ ή ί
03B0 ΰ α β γ δ ε ζ η θ ι κ λ μ ν ξ ο
03C0 π ρ ς σ τ υ φ χ ψ ω ϊ ϋ ό ύ ώ  
0400 Ѐ Ё Ђ Ѓ Є Ѕ І Ї Ј Љ Њ Ћ Ќ Ѝ Ў Џ Cyrillic
0410 А Б В Г Д Е Ж З И Й К Л М Н О П
0420 Р С Т У Ф Х Ц Ч Ш Щ Ъ Ы Ь Э Ю Я
0430 а б в г д е ж з и й к л м н о п
0440 р с т у ф х ц ч ш щ ъ ы ь э ю я
0450 ѐ ё ђ ѓ є ѕ і ї ј љ њ ћ ќ ѝ ў џ
0490 Ґ ґ  
1E80   Latin Extended Additional
2010       General Punctuation
2070   Super/Subscripts
20A0         Currency Symbols
2100     Letterlike symbols
2120     Ω    
2150     Number Forms
2190   Arrows
2200       Mathematical Operators
2300     Miscellaneous Technical
2500       Box drawing characters
2580         Block Elements
25A0     Geometric Shapes
Miscellaneous Symbols
F000     Private Use Area
FB00     Alphabetic Presentation Forms
U+ 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F Block
  not used
  private use
  added in OpenType Specification v1.5


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