Emacs: Xah Unicode Browser Mode

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

This is the home page for xub-mode, a Emacs major mode for browsing Unicode characters.


To start the mode, type 【Alt+x xub-mode】.

When this mode is on, pressing the arrow keys will display info about the character under cursor. Pressing mouse left button on a character also works.

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xub-mode in action. (this is a older screenshot. The zoom in/out keys have changed.)

Press 【Ctrl++】 to zoom in. 【Ctrl+-】 to zoom out. Or, you can hold down Ctrl and scroll mouse wheel.

There's a menu named “XUB” at the top.

While in the mode, Alt+x describe-modeCtrl+h m】 to see doc string.

Unicode Files

The mode includes about 20 files of Unicode symbols of different categories, used as a character palette. See:

Unicode Characters ☯ ☭ ⚡ ∑ ♀ ♂ ♥ 😄

Get Unicode Font

For best result, you'll need a font that support Unicode. See: Best Unicode Fonts for Programer.

Requires Emacs 24.2.

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Font/Unicode Topic

  1. Emacs: Unicode Tutorial
  2. Emacs File Encoding FAQ
  3. Unicode Basics: What's Character Set, Character Encoding, UTF-8?
  4. Emacs: Xah Math Input Mode
  5. Emacs: Xah Unicode Browser Mode

  1. Best Unicode Fonts for Programer
  2. Emacs: Font Configuration
  3. Emacs: Proportional Font
  4. Emacs: Cycle Fonts by Command
  5. Emacs: Set Line Spacing
  6. Emacs: toggle-word-wrap
  7. Emacs Lisp: Unicode Representation in String
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