Visualizing Unicode Codespace

03 Jan 2013

Unicode defines a vast address space for all the world’s languages — but what does it all look like, exactly?

Unicode at 1 pixel per code point. Click on the squares.

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Wikipedia vis, not bad &#x263A
Wikipedia has a nice space-fill block layout for the Basic Multilingual Plane. For me it's instantly intuitive, but it isn't interactive, the address labels distract, the range name labels are too far from the data and the ranges don't directly correspond with the canonical Unicode Block names.

What I see