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International Character Sets
Mathematica supports full Unicode throughout—in strings, symbols, graphics and external operations—allowing immediate streamlined use of all standard international character sets, integrated with native text entry.
Extended Latin Characters
à  ▪ á  ▪ â  ▪ ã  ▪   ▪ ä  ▪   ▪ å  ▪ æ  ▪   ▪   ▪ ç  ▪ è  ▪ é  ▪ ê  ▪   ▪ ë  ▪   ▪ ì  ▪ í  ▪ î  ▪   ▪ ï  ▪   ▪   ▪ ñ  ▪ ò  ▪ ó  ▪ ô  ▪ õ  ▪ ö  ▪   ▪ ø  ▪   ▪ ù  ▪ ú  ▪ û  ▪ ü  ▪   ▪   ▪ ÿ  ▪
À  ▪ Á  ▪   ▪ à ▪   ▪ Ä  ▪   ▪   ▪ Æ  ▪   ▪   ▪ Ç  ▪ È  ▪ É  ▪ Ê  ▪   ▪ Ë  ▪   ▪ Ì  ▪ Í  ▪ Π ▪   ▪ Ï  ▪   ▪ Ł  ▪ Ñ  ▪ Ò  ▪ Ó  ▪ Ô  ▪ Õ  ▪ Ö  ▪   ▪ Ø  ▪   ▪ Ù  ▪ Ú  ▪ Û  ▪ Ü  ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪ ß
é (Esc e' Esc ▪ è (Esc e` Esc ▪ ë (Esc e" Esc ▪ ê (Esc e^ Esc ▪ (Esc eu Esc ▪
\[EAcute]  ▪ \[EGrave]  ▪ \[EDoubleDot]  ▪ \[EHat]  ▪ \[ECup]  ▪
ø (Esc o/ Esc ▪ æ (Esc ae Esc ▪ É (Esc E' Esc ▪ ß (Esc sz Esc ▪ (Esc thn Esc ▪
\[OSlash]  ▪ \[AE]  ▪ \[CapitalEAcute]  ▪ \[SZ]  ▪ \[Thorn]  ▪
    
Entering All Characters
\[Name] or Esc nnn Esc named character
\nn, \:nnnn enter octal or Unicode forms
    
FullForm show characters with full names
Importing & Exporting Characters
CharacterEncoding option for specific functions
$CharacterEncoding resettable global Mathematica default
$SystemCharacterEncoding operating system default
$CharacterEncodings list of installed character encodings
"ISOLatin1"  ▪ "IsoLatin2"  ▪ "UTF8"  ▪ "ShiftJIS"  ▪ "PrintableASCII"  ▪
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