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Typography and Unicode – Main page


European character repertoire: These pages are about the most common characters and symbols needed for good typography for all major European languages. The aim is to provide a relatively small subset of Unicode that is sufficient for all general-purpose texts.

Basic alphabet All basic letters of the Latin alphabet and the standard numerals
Basic special characters A fundamental set of characters such as punctuation marks, mathematical, currency and typographic symbols
Extensions (alphabetic)
Extensions (by language)
Diacritics
All special letters and characters added for use by specific languages to the basic Latin alphabet and character set, sorted alphabetically
– All special letters and characters added for use by specific languages to the basic Latin alphabet and character set, sorted by language
– Separate list of all common diacritical marks or accents
European languages All major European languages, including the official languages of the European Union
Quotation marks Correct formats for quotation marks and the decimal separator for all major European languages
Symbols Some additional symbols in common usage
Geneaology All common genealogical symbols and all Unicode symbols related to gender, sex and sexual orientation
History Some characters relevant for historic texts
Compatibility Obsolete and other Unicode characters that should be avoided
Alphabet family tree
Alphabet family tree with comments
An overview of the history and development of the alphabet.
Keyboard Proposal for a harmonised keyboard for all languages based on the Latin alphabet (work in progress)
Links Good and useful links related to typography



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