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 two gestures that are unassigned by default:

    • A script to display directly the review cursor character information. 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).
    • A script to display character information for the character at the position of the caret (works only in places where there is a caret). It can be found in the "system caret" category of NVDA input gestures dialog.
  • 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.

  • 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 1.8

  • Update to Unicode 14.0.
  • Compatibility with NVDA 2022.1.
  • Drops compatibility with NVDA below 2019.3.
  • The release is now performed thanks to a GitHub action instead of appVeyor.
  • Update localizations.

Version 1.7

  • Added localizations.

Version 1.6

  • Compatibility NVDA 2021.1.

Version 1.5

  • Prepare compatibility with NVDA 2021.1 (contribution Lukasz Golonka).
  • Update along with last modifications on add-on template.

Version 1.4

  • Added a script to get information for the character at the caret position (contribution Lukasz Golonka).
  • Update to Unicode 13.0.

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.