Introduction to gucharmap

gucharmap is a Unicode character map and font viewer. It allows you to browse through all the available Unicode characters and categories for the installed fonts, and to examine their detailed properties. It is an easy way to find the character you might only know by its Unicode name or code point.

Package Information

gucharmap Dependencies


intltool-0.33 and GTK+-2.6.7


libgnomeui-2.10.0 and ScrollKeeper-0.3.14

Installation of gucharmap



The instructions below are based on installing the package into a GNOME-2 environment. If, for whatever reason, you're installing this package without having ORBit2 and the core GNOME-2 libraries installed, you'll need to modify the --prefix= parameter on the configure script to point to your desired installation path (e.g., --prefix=/usr).

Install gucharmap by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0` \
    --localstatedir=/var/lib &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--localstatedir=/var/lib: This switch puts ScrollKeeper files in /var/lib/scrollkeeper instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/var/scrollkeeper.


Installed Programs: charmap, gnome-character-map, and gucharmap
Installed Library:
Installed Directories: $GNOME_PREFIX/include/gucharmap, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/gnome/help/gucharmap, and $GNOME_PREFIX/share/omf/gucharmap

Short Descriptions


is a Unicode character map and font viewer.

Last updated on 2005-08-01 13:29:19 -0600