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.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.9 platform.

This package is known to build properly using the gcc-6 compiler.

Package Information

Gucharmap Dependencies


desktop-file-utils-0.22, GTK+-3.20.4 and Itstool-2.0.2




User Notes:

Installation of Gucharmap

Install Gucharmap by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-vala &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--enable-vala: This switch enables building of the Vala bindings. Remove if you don't have Vala-0.32.0 installed.

--enable-gtk-doc: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild and install the API documentation.


Installed Program: charmap, gnome-character-map (both symlinks), and gucharmap
Installed Library:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/gucharmap-2.90 and /usr/share/help/*/gucharmap

Short Descriptions


is a Unicode character map and font viewer.

contains the Gucharmap API functions.

Last updated on 2016-05-13 16:08:45 -0500