BabelMap (Unicode Character Map for Windows)


BabelMap is a free character map application for Windows that allows you to browse through the entire Unicode character repertoire of nearly 150,000 characters, or search for a particular character by name or by code point. Characters can then be copied to the clipboard for use in any Unicode-aware application. It also provides many useful features and special utilities. BabelMap supports the most recent version of the Unicode Standard, currently Unicode 15.1 (released 12 September 2023).

Summary of Features

These are some of the key features of BabelMap. For more information see the BabelMap Help pages.


BabelMap is free to download and use for personal or commercial purposes. This free version is fully-featured, with no functional or time limitations, no adverts, no in-app purchases, and no malicious features. BabelMap is distributed as a single executable file (no installer). Simply download and unzip the single executable file (BabelMap.exe), and then run it from the desired location on your computer (recommended to run it from a subfolder of the "Program Files" directory). BabelMap runs on Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, and 11. For support, bug reports, or feature requests, please email me (Andrew West) at the email address given in BabelMap's About box. Please do not download BabelMap from any site other than I do not provide support for third-party distributions of BabelMap, such as BabelMap Portable from

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The latest version of BabelMap runs on Windows 2000 or later. An unsupported old version of BabelMap (supporting Unicode 5.1) that runs on Windows 95/98/Me is available for download here.

An unsupported version of BabelMap (supporting Unicode 4.1) that is localized for French, with French character names and Unicode data, is available for download here. A version of BabelMap Online (supporting Unicode 7.0) with French interface and French Unicode data is available here. My great thanks to Patrick Andries, Alain LaBonté, and Francois Yergeau for creating the French Unicode data and for help in translating the user interface for BabelMap and BabelMap Online.

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