Character Information

This add-on allows to present in a message character information such as unicode name, number, category, etc.


  • Numpad2 (all keyboard layouts) or NVDA+. (laptop layout): when pressed 4 times, displays information about the character of the current navigator object where the review cursor is situated.


  • This add-on provides also a script to display directly the review cursor character information. This script has no default gesture assigned. If you feel unconfortable with the four press gesture, you may assign to it a gesture in NVDA's input gesture dialog ("Text review" category).
  • The provided information is in english since it is part of Unicode norm. If a local translation exists for this add-on, the information is also provided alongside with english.
  • The CLDR name (Unicode Common Locale Data Repository) is only supported with NVDA 2019.1 and above.
  • For the characters written with Microsoft proprietary fonts Symbol, Wingding (1, 2,, 3) and Webding, some additional information is provided: character name, font name and information of the corresponding unicode character.

Change log

Version 1.3

  • Fixes a bug with NVDA 2019.3.

Version 1.2

  • Provides additional information on characters written with Microsoft fonts.

Version 1.1

  • Updates to support newer versions of NVDA (Python 2 and 3 compatible)
  • Releases performed now with appveyor

Version 1.0

  • Initial release.