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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.



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Basic alphabet
All basic letters of the Latin alphabet and the standard numerals

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Basic special characters
A fundamental set of characters such as punctuation marks, mathematical, currency and typographic symbols

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Extensions (alphabetic)

Extensions (by language)
All special letters and characters added for use by specific languages to the basic Latin alphabet and character set

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Diacritics
Separate list of all common diacritical marks or accents

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European languages
All major European languages, including the official languages of the European Union

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Quotation marks
Correct formats for quotation marks and the decimal separator for all major European languages

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Symbols
Some additional symbols in common usage

♀ ♂ ⚤ * ~ ⚭ † ⚔ ⚰
Genealogy
All common genealogical symbols and all Unicode symbols related to gender, sex and sexual orientation

ſ Ꝛ ‡ ❧ ⁂ ⁊ ℞ ₰ ℥
History
Some characters relevant for historic texts

" ‛ Ω ℃ № ff DZ ⅔ Ⅺ
Compatibility
Obsolete and other Unicode characters that should be avoided

𓃾 𐤀 Α 𐌀 A 𓀠 𐤄 Ε 𐌄
Alphabet family tree

Alphabet family tree with comments
An overview of the history and development of the alphabet

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Keyboard
Proposal for a harmonised keyboard for all languages based on the Latin alphabet (work in progress)

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Links
Good and useful links related to typography