BabelMap (Unicode Character Map for Windows)


BabelMap is a free character map application for Windows that allows you to browse through the entire Unicode character repertoire of nearly 137,000 characters, or search for a particular character by name or by code point. Characters can then be copied to the clipboard for use in any Unicode-aware application. It also provides many useful features and special utilities. BabelMap supports the most recent version of the Unicode Standard, currently Unicode 10.0 (released June 2017).

Summary of Features

These are some of the key features of BabelMap. For more information see the BabelPad Help pages (currently under construction).


BabelMap is free to download and use for personal or commercial purposes. However, if you do find BabelMap useful you are welcome to make a voluntary payment via PayPal (a single payment covers both BabelMap and BabelPad). BabelMap is distributed as a single executable file (no installer). Simply download the zipped file, and then unzip the file BabelMap.exe to the desired location on your computer. BabelMap runs on Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.

Software Version Download Link Voluntary Payment
BabelMap (2017-08-08) Download
BabelPad (2017-08-11) Download

The latest version of BabelMap runs on Windows 2000 or later, but an unsupported old version of BabelMap (supporting Unicode 5.1) that runs on Windows 95/98/Me is available for download here.

An unsupported version of BabelMap (supporting Unicode 4.1) that is localized for French, with French character names and Unicode data, is available for download here. A version of BabelMap Online (supporting Unicode 7.0) with French interface and French Unicode data is available here. My great thanks to Patrick Andries, Alain LaBonté, and Francois Yergeau for creating the French Unicode data and for help in translating the user interface for BabelMap and BabelMap Online.


To ensure that the version of BabelMap you run is genuine and is not being used as a vector for malicious activity, please follow these simple rules:

  1. Only download BabelMap from Do not download from any other website or accept BabelMap distributed on physical media (such as CD or USB stick) unless you are 100% certain that the source is reliable.
  2. Do not accept if it contains any files other than BabelMap.exe, especially if it contains any file with a dll extension.
  3. Unzip BabelMap to its own directory (e.g. C:\Users\Me\Documents\BabelMap), and regularly check that no other files have mysteriously appeared in that directory.


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