Questions tagged [unicode]

Unicode is a standard for the encoding, representation and handling of text with the intention of supporting all the characters required for written text incorporating all writing systems, technical symbols and punctuation.

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Tell a dash (-), an en-dash (–) and an emdash (—) apart

A dash (-), an en-dash (–) and an emdash (—) are different but difficult to tell apart. This causes problems e.g. when writing programs. Is there some way to tell them apart easier in emacs? Thanks.
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Force a single font for all unicode glyphs

I'm using GNU Emacs 24.4.1 in a GUI on OS X. I want to force every character to be displayed using just a single font rather than allowing Emacs to choose a supposedly most appropriate. I understand ...
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Exporting unicode characters to pdf using latex from org mode

Hello Good people of Emacs! I'm having trouble exporting unicode math symbols from buffer (org-mode) to pdf file. 1. Problem Description: Symbols are inserted to the buffer as unicode characters (...
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unicode.txt slowness

Moving around point (using the cursor keys) in Xah’s unicode.txt in fundamental-mode is noticeably slower than in an ordinary text file. Are the many non-ASCII characters the issue? Anything else? ...
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Line height with unicode characters

Some Unicode characters cause the line they are displayed on to be quite large. For example, a grave accent "̀ " adds about 2.5 lines of space above and below it. Other characters that cause this ...
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How to display Unicode UTF-8 as Unicode?

I have some UTF-8-encoded text files which display strange escape codes in Emacs. For instance, this text: In ista quaestione primo exponam quid intelligendum est per hoc nomen ‘Deus’; secundo, ...
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Override the default font for emoji characters

My fonts setup is (setq default-frame-alist '((font . "DejaVu Sans Mono-10"))) (defun my-emoji-fonts () (set-fontset-font t 'symbol "Twemoji") (set-fontset-font t 'symbol &...
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How to insert mathematical symbols in emacs

I'm writing an Asciidoctor file to take notes for statistics and would like to insert mathematical symbols like β. Is there any way to do this without copy and pasting?
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Idiomatic way of extending keymap for inserting unicode symbols?

I often find myself needing to insert Unicode characters that have no default binding in iso-transl-ctl-x-8-map, i.e., characters that can't be inserted using C-x 8 followed by one or more letters/...
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Emacs detect terminal Unicode coverage

I diminish my minor modes into single Unicode characters to save space. However, this obviously breaks down in a Linux TTY for instance. How can I detect if the current display method supports Unicode ...
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Is there a way to get a Unicode character by name?

Is there a way to get a character by name (e.g. GREEK SMALL LETTER LAMBDA) instead of by code point (\uX3BB)?
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Org mode bullets

I am using org-bullets package but the rendering of unicode bullets doesn't seem correct to me. I tried changing the to different fonts without any success. Also I can't find anything related to ...