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There are tons of tools out there for listing all glyphs contained in a font.

I'm looking for the opposite: given a Unicode character, how can I find all installed fonts that contain it? Freeware preferred

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interesting question, would like to know if there's such software (GUI or command line) for linux, because I'm curious about how application can render Chinese characters when I choosed a font which doesn't contains Chinese (for example, ubuntu mono). – LiuYan 刘研 Mar 12 '13 at 8:58
@LiuYan刘研 I haven't tried, but it looks like gucharmap does it. For the record: PopChar X is an alternative for Mac (non-free). – user123444555621 Mar 12 '13 at 19:22
As a last resort, you can always use online – user123444555621 Mar 12 '13 at 19:39
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Found one: BabelMap

Go to Font → Font Coverage

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