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2013-07-16T06:40:00z

Brand-new Unicode REST API

This is a buzzword-filled post to say the least. We have just published our new REST API to Codepoints.net. See the documentation at the Github Wiki.

The API features JSON and JSON-P access to codepoints, sample glyphs, blocks, planes, scripts, and so on as well as transformation and filter functions for UTF-8 input strings.

A typical request would look like this:

GET /api/v1/codepoint/0064
Host: codepoints.net

with an answer giving you information about “LATIN SMALL LETTER D” to your heart’s content:

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 18:21:34 GMT
Link: <https://codepoints.net/U+0064>; rel=alternate
Link: <https://codepoints.net/api/v1/block/basic_latin>; rel=up
Link: <https://codepoints.net/api/v1/codepoint/0065>; rel=next
Link: <https://codepoints.net/api/v1/codepoint/0063>; rel=prev
Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *
Unicode-Version: 6.1.0
Content-Language: en
Last-Modified: Mon, 08 Jul 2013 23:21:20 +0200
Content-Type: application/json; charset=UTF-8

{

    "cp": "100",
    "age": "1.1",
    "na": "LATIN SMALL LETTER D",
    "na1": "",
    "gc": "Ll",
    "ccc": "0",
    "bc": "L",
    ...
}

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