Rated 5 out of 5 stars
While some of us will be more interested in Unicode than others, considering its projected omnipresence, I expect many of us continue to search for the best way to express Unicode in our own compositions. Character Identifier, the mozilla add-on XPI, deserves your attention as a practical Unicode learning tool. By identifying only those characters which have been "selected" in a text (i.e. text selected using the mouse, or a combination of shift+arrow-keys), it eliminates the need to sort through charts and tables to find the desired code point for a particular character glyph, or set of characters/ glyphs. I've given Character Identifier a high rating because I appreciate the author's attention to detail: select a bit of text (i.e. rendered from HTML, as in a web page), choose "Identify Characters" from the context menu, and a new dialogue window appears showing, in itemized detail, the Unicode Character which corresponds to each of the glyphs selected. The code points are hexadecimal, aligned with the Unicode Character name (i.e. unicode.org "Characters, not Glyphs" , Fig 2.2 http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode5.0.0/). This is a proper learning tool for people interested in Unicode, but it will serve as a means of simply learning NCR's as well.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.2).