The Code2001 font contains a respectable collection of more or less exotic Unicode characters outside the Basic Multilingual Plane (BMP). It was designed by James Kass and was declared freeware, but I was unable to find any download site any more, except Code2001 version 0.917 at Fonts2u.com. So I made my copy available, as it is somewhat newer, with added characters: Code2001 version 0.919 (zipped format). Later I found out that Alan Wood’s Downloads has got the newer version, too.
This page also lets you test that you have the Code2001 font properly installed. The page also tests how browsers can render characters. See Guide to using special characters in HTML for notes on the rendering problems.
In the following table,
the second column contains some character(s)
without any font family setting, whereas the third column
contains the same character(s) with a CSS rule
Thus, the second column shows the characters as rendered by
your browser when using some default font settings. Beware
that Internet Explorer (even IE 9) may be unable to
render a character under such settings, even if Code2001
has been installed.
|Block of characters||Sample||Sample in Code2001||Code|
|Old Persian Cuneiform||𐎠||𐎠||U+103A0|
|Byzantine Musical Symbols||𝁆||𝁆||U+1D046|
|Tai Xuan Jing Symbols||𝌀||𝌀||U+1D300|
|Counting Rod Numerals||𝍠||𝍠||U+1D360|
|Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols||𝐀||𝐀||U+1D400|