Code2000 is a shareware font. It is a Unicode-based font, as are many modern computer fonts. 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
The current version of the font has glyphs covering all of the CJK ideographs in the Basic Multilingual Plane of Unicode. Of course, much work remains on the CJK in Code2000. There are still many rough, filler glyphs among the CJK ideographs, but the latest version is much improved over the previous version.
Code2000 can display most symbols and many of the Unicode scripts reasonably well. There are at least rudimentary OpenType tables for many of the complex Indic scripts, and some of the OpenType Indic tables are fairly well advanced. But, Code2000 doesn’t yet cover Sinhala or Tibetan. Of the Philippine scripts, only Buhid is covered by Code2000. Although Code2000 has many glyphs for Arabic, Code2000 can not yet be recommended for Arabic text display. Code2000 can populate charts for Oriya and Kannada — but can not yet properly display text in those scripts.
Code2000 font contains 53067 defined characters and 51586 unique glyphs. The font contains characters from the following unicode character ranges: Basic Latin (93), Latin-1 Supplement (96), Latin Extended-A (128), Latin Extended-B (208), IPA Extensions (96), Spacing Modifier Letters (80), Combining Diacritical Marks (112), Greek and Coptic (134), Cyrillic (256), Cyrillic Supplementary (36), Armenian (86), Hebrew (86), Arabic (185), Syriac (50), Thaana (50), Devanagari (112), Bengali (91), Gurmukhi (79), Gujarati (83), Oriya (84), Tamil (71), Telugu (93), Kannada (86), Malayalam (95), Thai (87), Lao (65), Myanmar (156), Georgian (83), Hangul Jamo (240), Ethiopic (356), Cherokee (85), Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics (630), Ogham (29), Runic (81), Hanunoo (2), Buhid (20), Khmer (114), Mongolian (155), Limbu (66), Khmer Symbols (32), Phonetic Extensions (128), Latin Extended Additional (256), Greek Extended (233), General Punctuation (106), Superscripts and Subscripts (29), Currency Symbols (22), Combining Diacritical Marks for Symbols (28), Letterlike Symbols (80), Number Forms (54), Arrows (112), Mathematical Operators (256), Miscellaneous Technical (228), Control Pictures (39), Optical Character Recognition (11), Enclosed Alphanumerics (160), Box Drawing (128), Block Elements (32), Geometric Shapes (96), Miscellaneous Symbols (183), Dingbats (174), Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-A (44), Supplemental Arrows-A (16), Braille Patterns (256), Supplemental Arrows-B (128), Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-B (128), Supplemental Mathematical Operators (256), Miscellaneous Symbols and Arrows (82), CJK Radicals Supplement (115), Kangxi Radicals (214), Ideographic Description Characters (12), CJK Symbols and Punctuation (64), Hiragana (93), Katakana (96), Bopomofo (41), Hangul Compatibility Jamo (94), Kanbun (16), Bopomofo Extended (24), Katakana Phonetic Extensions (16), Enclosed CJK Letters and Months (242), CJK Compatibility (256), CJK Unified Ideographs Extension A (2432).
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