Emacs: Xah Unicode Browser Mode

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

xub-mode.el is a Emacs major mode for browsing Unicode characters.

Features

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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Unicode Topic

  1. Unicode Basics
  2. Unicode Tutorial
  3. Emacs File Encoding FAQ
  4. Best Unicode Fonts for Programer
  5. Elisp: Unicode Representation in String
  6. Xah Math Input Mode
  7. Xah Unicode Browser Mode

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