UniView is back

Richard Ishida ishida at w3.org
Sun Feb 2 11:46:14 CST 2014

If you were a user of my UniView tool you'll find a new version at


I am rebuiding UniView without PHP. Most of the essential features work 
in the new version, but there are one or two that I have yet to rebuild, 
and you may find that the odd thing just won't work.

Principal things still outstanding include:

     Searching the Unicode database (searching the information local to 
the page works, if you select 'local')
     Listing of characters with a given property (although filtering the 
information currently on the page still works, if you turn 'local' on)
     My notes on individual characters no longer appear at the bottom of 
the right panel
     You can't show an annotated list of all characters in a block

A graphic X indicates some of the things that don't work, or only 
partially work. The images will be removed as the features are reinstated.

You may also find that UniView is initially slower in a couple of ways. 
I haven't yet reinstated the AJAX to pull in character data at the point 
of need: instead the app downloads a 2.5Mb of data before running. Also, 
the initial draw of a block on the left is somewhat slower than before. 
Hopefully, over time, I will address these issues.

If there's a feature you especially need that is not available, let me 
know and I may be able to prioritise work on that.

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