xub Unicode Browser mode for Emacs
Perm url with updates: http://xahlee.org/emacs/unicode-browser.html
Emacs Unicode Browser: xub-mode
Xah Lee, 2010-06-20, ..., 2010-12-20
This is the home page for xub-mode, a Emacs major mode for browsing unicode characters.
Current version is 1.1.4, 2010-12-20
Usage and 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.
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, type 【Ctrl+h m】 (describe-mode) 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:
- Sample Unicode Characters
- Math Symbols in Unicode
- Arrows in Unicode
- Computing Symbols in Unicode
- Matching Brackets in Unicode
- Dingbats and Cultural Symbols in Unicode
Get Unicode Font
For best result, you'll need a font that support unicode. See: Best Fonts for Unicode.
Also, you should be using Emacs 23, because it has a entire new unicode engine and font engine that supports operating system's fonts.
Buy xub-mode Now
Download the mode for $3. In the comment field, put “emacs unicode browser”. I'll email you the download link. Make sure your email address is included and correct.