Emacs: Xah Unicode Browser Mode
xub-mode.el is 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.
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-mode 【Ctrl+h m】 to see doc string.
The mode includes about 20 files of Unicode symbols of different categories, used as a character palette. See:
Get Unicode Font
For best result, you'll need a font that support Unicode. See: Best Unicode Fonts for Programer.
Requires Emacs 24.2.