Windows Glyph List 4, or more commonly WGL4 for short, also known as the Pan-European character set, is a character repertoire on Microsoft operating systems comprising 657 Unicode characters, two of them private use. Its purpose is to provide an implementation guideline for producers of fonts for the representation of European natural languages; fonts that provide glyphs for the entire set of characters can claim WGL4 compliance and thus can expect to be compatible with a wide range of software.

As of 2004, WGL4 characters were the only ones guaranteed to display correctly on Microsoft Windows. More recent versions of Windows display far more glyphs.

Because many fonts are designed to fulfill the WGL4 set, this set of characters is likely to work (display as other than replacement glyphs) on many computer systems. For example, all the non-private-use characters in the table below are likely to display properly, compared to the many missing characters that may be seen in other articles about Unicode.


The repertoire, defined by Microsoft, encompasses all the characters found in Windows code pages 1252 (Windows Western), 1250 (Windows Central European), 1251 (Windows Cyrillic), 1253 (Windows Greek), 1254 (Windows Turkish), and 1257 (Windows Baltic), as well as characters from DOS code page 437.

It does not cover the combining diacritics used by Vietnamese-related code page 1258, the Thai letters used in code page 874, Hebrew and Arabic letters covered by code pages 1255 and 1256, or the ideographic characters used by code pages 932, 936, 949 and 950.

It also does not cover the Romanian letters Ș, ș, Ț, and ț (U+0218–B), which were added to several of Microsoft's fonts for Windows Vista (long after the WGL4 repertoire was originally defined).

In version 1.5 of the OpenType Specification (May 2008) four Cyrillic characters were added to the WGL4 character set: Ѐ (U+0400), Ѝ (U+040D), ѐ (U+0450) and ѝ (U+045D).[1][2][3]

Character table

U+ 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F Block
0020 ! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . / C0 Controls and Basic Latin
(identical to ASCII printable characters)
0030 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 : ; < = > ?
0040 @ A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O
0050 P Q R S T U V W X Y Z [ \ ] ^ _
0060 ` a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o
0070 p q r s t u v w x y z { | } ~  
C1 Controls and Latin-1 Supplement
(identical to ISO/IEC 8859-1)
00A0   ¡ ¢ £ ¤ ¥ ¦ § ¨ © ª « ¬ - ® ¯
00B0 ° ± ² ³ ´ µ · ¸ ¹ º » ¼ ½ ¾ ¿
00C0 À Á Â Ã Ä Å Æ Ç È É Ê Ë Ì Í Î Ï
00D0 Ð Ñ Ò Ó Ô Õ Ö × Ø Ù Ú Û Ü Ý Þ ß
00E0 à á â ã ä å æ ç è é ê ë ì í î ï
00F0 ð ñ ò ó ô õ ö ÷ ø ù ú û ü ý þ ÿ
0100 Ā ā Ă ă Ą ą Ć ć Ĉ ĉ Ċ ċ Č č Ď ď Latin Extended-A
0110 Đ đ Ē ē Ĕ ĕ Ė ė Ę ę Ě ě Ĝ ĝ Ğ ğ
0120 Ġ ġ Ģ ģ Ĥ ĥ Ħ ħ Ĩ ĩ Ī ī Ĭ ĭ Į į
0130 İ ı IJ ij Ĵ ĵ Ķ ķ ĸ Ĺ ĺ Ļ ļ Ľ ľ Ŀ
0140 ŀ Ł ł Ń ń Ņ ņ Ň ň ʼn Ŋ ŋ Ō ō Ŏ ŏ
0150 Ő ő Œ œ Ŕ ŕ Ŗ ŗ Ř ř Ś ś Ŝ ŝ Ş ş
0160 Š š Ţ ţ Ť ť Ŧ ŧ Ũ ũ Ū ū Ŭ ŭ Ů ů
0170 Ű ű Ų ų Ŵ ŵ Ŷ ŷ Ÿ Ź ź Ż ż Ž ž ſ
Latin Extended-B
0190   ƒ  
01F0   Ǻ ǻ Ǽ ǽ Ǿ ǿ
02C0   ˆ ˇ   ˉ   Spacing Modifier Letters
02D0   ˘ ˙ ˚ ˛ ˜ ˝  
0380   ΄ ΅ Ά · Έ Ή Ί   Ό   Ύ Ώ Greek
0390 ΐ Α Β Γ Δ Ε Ζ Η Θ Ι Κ Λ Μ Ν Ξ Ο
03A0 Π Ρ   Σ Τ Υ Φ Χ Ψ Ω Ϊ Ϋ ά έ ή ί
03B0 ΰ α β γ δ ε ζ η θ ι κ λ μ ν ξ ο
03C0 π ρ ς σ τ υ φ χ ψ ω ϊ ϋ ό ύ ώ  
0400 Ѐ Ё Ђ Ѓ Є Ѕ І Ї Ј Љ Њ Ћ Ќ Ѝ Ў Џ Cyrillic
0410 А Б В Г Д Е Ж З И Й К Л М Н О П
0420 Р С Т У Ф Х Ц Ч Ш Щ Ъ Ы Ь Э Ю Я
0430 а б в г д е ж з и й к л м н о п
0440 р с т у ф х ц ч ш щ ъ ы ь э ю я
0450 ѐ ё ђ ѓ є ѕ і ї ј љ њ ћ ќ ѝ ў џ
0490 Ґ ґ  
1E80   Latin Extended Additional
2010       General Punctuation
2070   Super/Subscripts
20A0         Currency Symbols
2100     Letterlike symbols
2120     Ω    
2150     Number Forms
2190   Arrows
2200       Mathematical Operators
2300     Miscellaneous Technical
2500       Box-drawing characters
2580         Block Elements
25A0     Geometric Shapes
Miscellaneous Symbols
F000     Private Use Area
FB00     Alphabetic Presentation Forms
U+ 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F Block
  not used
  private use (F001 and F002 are supposed to be duplicates of fi and fl)
  added in OpenType Specification v1.5

See also


  1. ^ "OpenType Specification Change Log § Version 1.5". Microsoft Typography. Microsoft Learn. 15 February 2024. Retrieved 2024-04-13. wgl4d.htm: Added four Macedonian characters
  2. ^ "WGL4 character set U+017F to U+1EF3 (OpenType 1.4)". Microsoft Typography. Microsoft Learn. 11 February 2022. Retrieved 2024-04-13.
  3. ^ "WGL4 character set U+017F to U+1EF3 (OpenType 1.5)". Microsoft Typography. Microsoft Learn. 11 February 2022. Retrieved 2024-04-13.