Unicode Character Equivalence Support in Web Browsers

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

It's very nice, in Google Chrome and Safari, that if you type 3 dots ... in the find box Ctrl+f, it'll find the Unicode character ellipsis …. Here's some other equivalences:

Browser Support

As of 2011-03-09 Firefox, Opera, does not support this. It's funny that IE8 support some of them. If you type “1”, it'll find “①”, but if you type “e”, it won't find “é”. (all browsers tested are latest public versions as of .) You can test by Ctrl+f right on this page.

As of 2018-04-14, Google Chrome, Safari, still support this, but not Firefox. Edge browser supports some of it, for example, 1 ↔ ①, but not e for é.

As of 2023-06-15, Google Chrome, Firefox, all support this.