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App::Uni cpan:COKE last updated on 2018-06-22

README.md
# NAME

uni - command-line utility to find or display Unicode characters

# DESCRIPTION

    $ uni ¶
    ¶ - U+0000B6 - PILCROW SIGN [Po]
    
```uni``` will output information from the Unicode DB in Perl 6; The hex code, the character itself, the characters name, and the properties of the character(s) are output.

This verison of uni is *heavily* inspired by the Perl 5 module of the same name. H/T to RJBS.

Since it's in Perl 6 - you get the latest Unicode DB in the compiler (currently 9) and regexes are Perl 6-style.
    
# MODES

## Default

If you pass a single character to ```uni```, then details of that character are printed; Otherwise the codepoint names are searched.

## -s (Single Character)

A single character is processed.

    $ uni -s •
    • - U+002022 - BULLET [Po]
    
## -n (Name Search)

The text following -n is used to search (case insensitively) through all the codepoints. Parameters that start and end with ```/``` are considered regular expressions.

    $ uni -n modesty # note the st ligature
    ䷎ - U+004DCE - HEXAGRAM FOR MODESTY [So]

    $ uni -n stroke dotl modifier
    ᶡ - U+001DA1 - MODIFIER LETTER SMALL DOTLESS J WITH STROKE [Lm]

    $ uni -n /"rev".*"pilcr"/ # note, has to be one shell arg
    ⁋ - U+00204B - REVERSED PILCROW SIGN [Po]

## -w (Word Search)

Same as -n, except each parameter must match an entire word.

    $ uni -w cat eyes
    😸 - U+001F638 - GRINNING CAT FACE WITH SMILING EYES [So]
    😻 - U+001F63B - SMILING CAT FACE WITH HEART-SHAPED EYES [So]
    😽 - U+001F63D - KISSING CAT FACE WITH CLOSED EYES [So]
    
## -c (Multiple Characters)

Output multiple characters' information at once:

    $uni -c £¢…
    £ - U+0000A3 - POUND SIGN [Sc]
    ¢ - U+0000A2 - CENT SIGN [Sc]
    … - U+002026 - HORIZONTAL ELLIPSIS [Po]
    
## -u (Codepoint)

Search by hex codepoint:

    $ uni -u 221E 00A7
    ∞ - U+00221E - INFINITY [Sm]
    § - U+0000A7 - SECTION SIGN [Po]

# ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This is a re-implementation of the Perl 5 module of the same name, by RJBS: Check out his module for the continued history.