Unicode block types of Basic Latin

The Basic Latin block of Unicode is a crucial building block for many languages of Western Europe, including English. It is composed of upper- and lower-case letters, decimal digit numbers, control characters, and various punctuation marks which are necessary to write any language. These characters have been employed in a great number of applications. For instance they can be found in text documents, webpages, programming languages and much more.

However this is not the only block that the Unicode standards contains; other blocks like Latin-1 Supplement, Latin Extended-A and Latin Extended-B comprise additional characters used in an even wider variety of languages than the Basic Latin block. Furthermore there are blocks dedicated to non-Latin scripts such as Greek and Coptic or Cyrillic. The total amount of characters that the Unicode standard contains surpasses 120 thousand! They are extensively used for many languages all over the world.