Amp What is a quick, interactive reference of 33,212 HTML character entities and common Unicode characters, 8859-1 characters, quotation marks, punctuation marks, accented characters, symbols, mathematical symbols, and Greek letters, icons, and markup-significant & internationalization characters.
- Unicode.org, “Latest Unicode.org international character reference”
- Unicode.org, “CLDR Data”
- Unicode.org, “Emoji Data” and “Emoji Sequences”
- W3, “HTML entities”
- W3, “Using character escapes in markup and CSS”
- I originally built Amp-what using Remy Sharp's excellent supplement and lots of my own annotations. I imported documents such as hacker jargon, and added 100s of my own annotations as a result of watching for zero-result searches by users. At this point, much of this data is included in Unicode reference documents, so now AmpWhat mainly presents the Unicode reference materials in a way I think is most useful.
- Thanks to Mathias Bynens for correcting me several times, but more importantly, for contributing immensely to the subtle craft of drawing text. His name pops up whenever I have a question about something tricky.
- Steve Deach, an early mentor, got me interested in text layout, typography, and I dare say, SGML-- before it was hip.
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