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Designer(s) James Kass
Date released 2008, v1.171 RTM
Designer(s) James Kass
Date released 2008, v0.919β
Designer(s) James Kass
Date released 2005, v0.917β

Code2000 is a pan-Unicode digital font, which includes characters and symbols from a very large range of writing systems. As of the current final version 1.171 released in 2008, Code2000 is designed and implemented by James Kass to include as much of the Unicode 5.2 standard as practical (whereas 7.0 is the currently-released version), and to support OpenType digital typography features. Code2000 supports the Basic Multilingual Plane. Code2001 and Code2002, related beta fonts created by James Kass, support characters in higher Unicode planes.

The Code2000 font was available as unrestricted shareware, and the Code2001 and Code2002 fonts as freeware, from the author's website until January 2011. The website subsequently went down, and the domain name was later taken by an Australian programming site. As of December 2011 there is no known official download site for the fonts.


The names in the following list are taken directly from the Unicode standard.

It also includes several scripts not officially recognized, in the Unicode Private Use Area:


This is a second font in the Code 2000 family. It covers the Unicode Plane One Supplementary Multilingual Plane, mostly used for historic language scripts. The majority of these glyphs are not found in Code 2000.

Code2001 includes support for:

This font covers a few characters in the Unicode Plane Two Supplementary Ideographic Plane. It also covers a few tags in Unicode Plane Fourteen Supplementary Special-purpose Plane.

Also included are:

The first two are not yet approved for use in Unicode, and therefore are encoded in the Plane Fifteen Private Use Area and the Basic Multilingual Plane. (As noted above, the former two are also available in Code2000.) The Pollard Script is in Unicode now, so its spot is deprecated.


This is a third font in the Code 2000 family. The glyphs in this font are not part of either Code 2000 or Code 2001.

This font partially covers the Unicode Plane Two Supplementary Ideographic Plane. This is a Supplementary Plane used for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean ideographs. Roughly 40% of Plane Two is included in this font.

See also

Other well-known Unicode fonts include:

External links

  • Last archive copy of James Kass' website at the Wayback Machine (archived January 8, 2011)
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