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Shapecatcher: Draw the Unicode character you want!

Shapecatcher: Draw the Unicode character you want!
Unicode character recognition! This is a tool to help you find Unicode characters. Finding a specific character whose name you don't know is cumbersome. On shapecatcher.com, all you need to know is the shape of the character! How do I use it? Draw your character as best you can in the "drawbox".

http://shapecatcher.com/

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About You know what some character looks like, but you've forgotten its name or its Unicode code point. Now what do you do? Shapecatcher is a new website, that helps you to find specific Unicode characters, just by sketching their shape. Currently about 10000 of the most important Unicode characters are compared to your sketch and are analysed for similarities. Under the hood, Shapecatcher uses so called "shape contexts" to find similarities between two shapes. Shape contexts, a robust mathematical way of describing the concept of similarity between shapes, is a feature descriptor first proposed by Serge Belongie and Jitendra Malik.

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