# Unicode character picker

Too many times I find myself googling "Unicode " to find a Unicode character suitable for my needs. I'm now trying to replace that silly procedure with something more reproducible and reliable, so I'm looking for a Unicode character picker that works offline on Windows.

Requirements:

• pick Unicode characters by scrolling through them
• support typing descriptive names like "cross" or "box"
• works offline, i.e. locally installs its own Unicode database
• works on Windows
• is gratis
• no ads; donation button is acceptable

Ideal:

• Regions like "math symbols", "greek" or similar as in Microsoft Word.

Optional:

• LaTeX support, e.g. search for "alpha", find lower case α and upper case Α, Latex \alpha and \Alpha, respectively.

I've tried:

• Win+., but it's too focused on Emojis
• builtin Windows tool charmap, but it can scroll only. Searching by descriptive name is not possible
• Microsoft Word symbol table, but it can scroll only. Searching by descriptive name is not possible. At least is has regions like "math".
• this question is almost identical but for Linux. In addition, I don't necessarily need LaTeX support, although it would really be nice.
• Lintalist as suggested here, but it does too much. I prefer a dedicated tool.
• the R12A Unicode pickers are all online