Did you know
a has a character code of 97, and
A is 65? Sometimes I need to look up character codes for things like keyboard shortcuts in web interfaces, and in such cases I usually print out the events and look at the character codes.
With Vim you can press
ga over a character, which also shows hex and octal values. characterize.vim by Tim Pope adds some additional values as well:
- Unicode character names:
U+00A9 COPYRIGHT SYMBOL
- Vim digraphs (type after
<C-K>to insert the character):
- Emoji codes:
- HTML entities:
HTML entities will be useful to web developers, and Vim digraphs are cool if you're writing Vim scripts like Tim. The emoji codes are used by certain chat services.