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Shapecatcher Reviews

You need to find a specific Unicode character? With Shapecatcher.com you can search through a database of characters by simply drawing your character into a box. It can find the most similar character shapes for your drawing.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Shapecatcher and what they use it for.
  • Osap Alphabet
    The Latin and Greek characters I typed directly, the accent mark I added with unicode input mode while referencing combining diacritical marks, and for the rest, shapecatcher.com, which is a really wonderful and useful site. I was able to use that (and Ukelele on Mac) to make a keyboard layout for my own conscript. - Source: Reddit / 17 days ago
  • looking for chars
    Https://shapecatcher.com/ is yr friend. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • ELI5: who/how alphabetized the alphabet for the English language? Is it random or is there some sort of guiding principle I’m unaware of? Bonus points if there’s actually a ‘better’ alphabetical order out there?
    Unfortunately, there's no Unicode characters with the shapes required for a lot of sounds in English, especially the vowels; I used this service to double-check, and to find the ones I did. And, the glyph approximations aren't all the right size, plus it's getting late where I am, but, here's a full (if weird) sentence I can eke out off the top of my head:. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Fumo Expression ふも表現
    I couldn't find the right unicode for Tewi's mouth (the 5th option). This is what I used to find the unicodes : https://shapecatcher.com/. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Are there any good symbol/rune/ glyph identification apps or web sites? I’ve looked on google but, can’t seem to find anything.
    Shapecatcher is my go-to for finding characters encoded in unicode, but it's not 100% complete- it doesn't do Hanzi/Kanji/Hanja characters for example. I tend to use this site for them. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Unicode writing systems
    Hi, I've a few questions about making own writing system that works in unicode. Is there a way to type Latin characters or private usage characters from right to left? I've seen a website like this one that helps find existing unicode characters to use in your conscript, is there a way to search between characters written only right-to-left? Is there anything more to finding characters in unicode for conscript... - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • whats this symbol means. and what's the Unicode value for this.
    Are you sure that's a Unicode character? You can try drawing it with https://shapecatcher.com. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Here's a snippet for thicker vertical and horizontal separators with the new global statusline
    Tool that recognizes unicode characters that can be drawn - I've using this for almost an year. Works perfectly If you use the kitty terminal(i do), you can ctrl+shift+u to be able to search for unicode characters by description. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Need help, which symbols (language) ?
    It might be ǂ ("latin letter alveolar click")? You can also try to draw the character and see if you'll find it. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • YSK it's really easy to spot a phishing email.
    Important correction: If it's a legitimate business, then it MIGHT be legit. There are attacks using similar looking unicode characters (try drawing an a into shapecatcher and just be amazed at the amount of results) as well as spoofing the domain entirely. A legit looking domain does NOT mean it IS legit. In the worst case, the email might be malicious sent from the correct mailserver using all the correct... - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago

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