Dochula Pass, Bhutan

>> Use it !

Picture of the page in action.

This web-based tool helps you convert between Unicode character numbers, characters, UTF-8 and UTF-16 code units in hex, percent escapes, Unicode U+hex notation, and Numeric Character References (hex and decimal).

Changes in the new version:

  • Convert to and from Unicode U+hex notation
  • Get a list of Unicode names for a sequence of characters by clicking on the View Names button
  • You now have to click a button to start the conversion, rather than remove focus from the input area. This provides better control and a more intuitive approach.

It also allows you to separate a sequence of characters by spaces. Paste the characters into the Characters field and click Convert. Then click Convert immediately in the Unicode U+hex notation field. (The latter field is the only one that changes the data after an initial conversion.)

decodeunicode is a wiki that allows people to make notes on Unicode characters. I link to it from my UniView web app.

They just announced that they now support Unicode 5.0. That means that they have pages for and images of all 98,884 graphic characters (having recently added 45,000 new gifs in three sizes).

They also welcomed their one millionth unique visitor in June.

They improved the links too, so that you can now link easily to a specific character or group. For example:

http://www.decodeunicode.org/en/combining_diacritical_marks or http://www.decodeunicode.org/en/cuneiform

and

http://www.decodeunicode.org/en/u+0e33 or http://www.decodeunicode.org/en/u+1d037

Great!

I acquired the domain name rishida.net this weekend, and I have been setting up the server so that all my content is accessible via http://rishida.net/… rather than http://people.w3.org/rishida/…

This should make it much easier for me to type in the URI and tell people over the phone what the URI is. It should also be easier for people to remember the address for, say, my photos (rishida.net/photos).

You could, of course, still type in the old address if you prefer, but I’d suggest you use the new one in your bookmarks from now on.