AllChars is absolutely the best program for this function I have ever found. UniChars is less functional. I've had AllChars for years and come to deoend on it so my critique is kind and wishful. My current version is 4.0.321. The 5beta did not cut it.
I recently got a new laptop with a Windows 7 Professional, 64 Bit system. I also downloaded IE9 Beta and then RC. AllChars crashes both versions IE9. I get a Runtime 217 error. When I turn AllChars it off, IE9 works. (AllChars works well with Firefox.) AllChars also does not seem to to work within Yahoo! Messenger 10 and up. (Yahoo! Messenger itself does not seem to work!!!) In any event, it would be a shame if AllChars went the way of the dodo bird because of Microsoft!!! I understand what kind of a pain it is to get things running again, but it would be great service.