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# 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.