Emacs Unicode Browser (xub-mode)
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.
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, call
describe-mode 【Ctrl+h m】 to see inline documentation.
The mode includes about 20 files of Unicode symbols of different categories, used as a character palette. Some of the palette's characters can be seen in the following:
- List of Commonly Used Symbols in Unicode ♂ ♀ ♥ ¥ α © §
- Unicode: Math Symbols ∑ ∞ ∫ π ∈ ℝ²
- Unicode: Arrow Symbols ← → ↑ ↓
- Unicode: Keyboard Symbols ⌘ ⏎ ↹ ⌫ ❖ ⇞ ⇟
- Unicode: Brackets ＆ Quotation «» 「」 【】 《》
- Unicode: Dingbats ★ ♥ ✜ ☪ ☯ ☺ ☠
Get Unicode Font
For best result, you'll need a font that support Unicode. See: Best Unicode Fonts for Programer.
Also, you should be using Emacs 23, because it has a entire new Unicode engine and font engine that supports operating system's fonts.
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