Character Identifier

Character Identifier

This extension adds a context menu item for selected text that provides more information (from the Unicode database) about the characters...

What is Character Identifier?
Character Identifier is a Firefox add-on that enhances the browsing experience by adding a context menu item for selected text. It retrieves detailed information from the Unicode database about the characters selected. The extension is licensed under MPL 1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1.
Stats
Users: 121 ▲ 2
Rating: 4.67 (3)
Version: 0.2.3 (Last updated: 2020-03-14)
Creation date: 2006-11-21
Weekly download count: 1
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • contextMenus
Size: 1.33M
URLs: Website
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Summary

This extension adds a context menu item for selected text that provides more information (from the Unicode database) about the characters selected.

The Unicode data files are covered by Unicode's license; the remainder of the extension is MPL 1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1 tri-licensed.

User reviews
A very useful extension, I use it from time to time, when I see an exotic character or something dubious. Alas, it hasn't been updated in 4 years, it uses an old database (Unicode 13) and more importantly, I no longer see the context menu, perhaps because of some Firefox update. I hope somebody will update it to work again.
by PhiLho, 2023-09-28
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Safety
Risk impact

Character Identifier is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

Risk likelihood

Character Identifier has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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