Optical Character Recognition – Test for Unicode support in Web browsers

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Test for Unicode support in Web browsers

Optical Character Recognition

U+2440 – U+245F   (9280–9311)

The characters that appear in the first column of the following table depend on the browser that you are using, the fonts installed on your computer, and the browser options you have chosen that determine the fonts used to display particular character sets, encodings or languages.

You can find some or all of the characters in this range in the Windows Unicode fonts: Arial Unicode MS, Code2000, EversonMono, Fixedsys Excelsior, HAN NOM A, HAN NOM B, Quivira, Sun-ExtA, Symbola and YOzFontN; and in the Macintosh OS X Unicode font Apple Symbols.

To see exactly which characters are included in a particular font, you can use a utility such as Andrew West’s BabelMap, or WunderMoosen’s FontChecker.

If you are not familiar with the characters, you can check the characters displayed here with the graphical display at http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2440.pdf.

Character
(decimal)
DecimalCharacter
(hex)
HexName
92802440OCR HOOK
92812441OCR CHAIR
92822442OCR FORK
92832443OCR INVERTED FORK
92842444OCR BELT BUCKLE
92852445OCR BOW TIE
92862446OCR BRANCH BANK IDENTIFICATION
92872447OCR AMOUNT OF CHECK
92882448OCR DASH
92892449OCR CUSTOMER ACCOUNT NUMBER
9290244AOCR DOUBLE BACKSLASH

Copyright © 1999–2009 Alan Wood

The hexadecimal numbers and the character names in the above table are taken from the Unicode 3.0 Character Database, Copyright © 1991–1999 Unicode, Inc., as contained in UnicodeData-Latest.txt on the Unicode ftp site (ftp://ftp.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/) in October 1999.

Created 3rd February 1999   Last updated 8th November 2009

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