Representation of the Unicode character sets:
Unicode is a system to define codes for special mathematical symbols and characters of all major languages like the European alphabetic scripts, Middle Eastern right-to-left scripts and many scripts of Asia as Chinese and Japanese. As computers just deal with numbers Unicode provides every character with a unique number that specifies it and no other Unicode provides a unique number for every character, no matter what the platform, no matter what the program, no matter what the language.
Industry leaders as IBM, Microsoft, Apple, HP, JustSystem, Oracle, SAP, Sun, Sybase, Unisys and many different adopt the Unicode standard . The Unicode Version 3,0 from September 1999 made already 49,194 indications available. The Unicode 4.0.0 fom April 2003 has even 96,248 characters used for the written languages of the world.
You can embed any Unicode character into the source code of your website either with the prefix "& #" followed by a decimal value of 0 upward and the suffix ";" or with hexadecimal values. The coding starts at 0 with the standard ASCII characters, and continues with Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Arabic, Indic and other scripts; then followed by symbols and punctuation. The code space continues with Hiragana, Katakana, and Bopomofo. The unified Han ideographs are followed by the complete set of modern Hangul. The combination mentioned above with the decimal number 190 for example represents 3/4 :
Just click on the four links to display the first 2400 Unicode characters. You may have display problems if you have not installed some necessary fonts.| The first 600 Unicode characters | 2 | 3 | 4 ||