Four years and seven weeks ago our friend Ricardo SIGNES brought forth on this network, a new program, conceived by Audrey Tang: App::Uni! For some reason a year old clone of uni, written in Go, was advertised as "Hacker News" yesterday:
Uni: Query the Unicode database from the CLI... https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21777025Usage of App::Uni:
Identify a character:
uni € € - U+020AC - EURO SIGNOr a string:
uni -c h€ý h - U+00068 - LATIN SMALL LETTER H € - U+020AC - EURO SIGN ý - U+000FD - LATIN SMALL LETTER Y WITH ACUTESearch description:
uni /euro/ ₠ - U+020A0 - EURO-CURRENCY SIGN € - U+020AC - EURO SIGN 𐡷 - U+10877 - PALMYRENE LEFT-POINTING FLEURON 𐡸 - U+10878 - PALMYRENE RIGHT-POINTING FLEURON 𐫱 - U+10AF1 - MANICHAEAN PUNCTUATION FLEURON 🌍 - U+1F30D - EARTH GLOBE EUROPE-AFRICA 🏤 - U+1F3E4 - EUROPEAN POST OFFICE 🏰 - U+1F3F0 - EUROPEAN CASTLE 💶 - U+1F4B6 - BANKNOTE WITH EURO SIGNMultiple words are matched individually:
uni globe earth 🌍 - U+1F30D - EARTH GLOBE EUROPE-AFRICA 🌎 - U+1F30E - EARTH GLOBE AMERICAS 🌏 - U+1F30F - EARTH GLOBE ASIA-AUSTRALIAPrint specific codepoints or groups of codepoints:
uni -u 2042 ⁂ - U+02042 - ASTERISM uni -u 2042 2043 2044 ⁂ - U+02042 - ASTERISM ⁃ - U+02043 - HYPHEN BULLET ⁄ - U+02044 - FRACTION SLASHAFAIK App::Uni does not have the -race (I mean -tone) or -gender switches of the Go uni so there was some innovation I guess.
Anyway my meditation consists of encouraging Perl programmers to announce their wares on Hacker News, and other such websites.