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UnicodeChecker 1.13

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UnicodeChecker Icon UnicodeChecker has become a pretty mature application over the years. And with half a year since the previous update, it may seem that development is slowing down a bit. But to be honest, we are reaching the stage where it’s hard to come up with reasonable new features for the application and, likewise, requests for real new features have become quite rare. UnicodeChecker supports so many different aspects of Unicode and makes them accessible to the whole system, that it’s hard to need more.

So the focus these days is mainly on the user interface. And UnicodeChecker gained a feature that I have been nagging for for a long time: Favourites. My main reason for wanting that is of course convenient access to the Snowman glyph, but I imagine other people will find equally good uses for it. To give you a good start, UnicodeChecker comes with a bunch of pre-defined favourites and will also display your favourites from the system’s Character Palette:

Unicode Checker Favorites Menu

If you’re a fan of things like copy and paste or drag and drop, you’ll probably enjoy playing with the favourites window, by the way. Other improvements include small bugfixes as well as cosmetic future-proofing and better usability for character cross-references in the Unihan data display. An addition I quite like - while being slightly non-standard - is that the items in the Character Blocks menu which contain the currently displayed character now come with a check mark. That certainly simplifies things.

Finally, a feature that is as obscure as it is neat has been added: Unicode contains a few deprecated code points, the use of which is discouraged. UnicodeChecker will now mark these in an obvious way to keep users from running into whichever sorts of trouble:

UnicodeChecker Deprecated display

Download and enjoy.

August 28, 2007, 0:02

Tagged as earthlingsoft, software, unicode, UnicodeChecker.


Comment by elizabeth: User icon

sven do a cooking post!

i tried your chorizo soup recipe a while back, it was amaaaazing.

August 28, 2007, 15:08

Comment by ssp: User icon

Great you enjoyed the soup.

Somehow most cooking have been barbecued burgers recently. Which are fantastic, but probably don’t require a lot of writing…

August 28, 2007, 17:06

Comment by elizabeth: User icon


well, i am looking forward to the next foodie post anyway. it’s almost cold enough again in berlin to be making soup for dinner!!!

August 29, 2007, 13:49

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