The use of Unicode is rightly commonplace as a character encoding for electronic documents. While the choice to use Unicode is beneficial, there are many contexts in which there are valid needs for characters and glyphs not represented in Unicode. The nature of medieval manuscripts and their descriptions creates a need of non-standard characters.

There are a number of clear recommendations that come out of the use of Unicode and nonstandard characters in the ENRICH project:

This gBank application should serve to end-users interested in finding a particular non-standard character. The interface displays characters arranged in sets which can be further searched in order to find individual characters.

Browse special and non-standard characters in gBank (open new window).

NEW! Browse old slavic cyrillic characters (open new window).

Please read also the documentation available below.