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@@ -2,7 +2,8 @@
Author: Christian Brabandt <>
Version: 0.16 Sat, 16 Feb 2013 22:54:20 +0100
-Copyright: (c) 2009, 2010 by Christian Brabandt *unicode-copyright*
+ *unicode-copyright*
+Copyright: (c) 2009 - 2013 by Christian Brabandt
The VIM LICENSE applies to unicode.vim and unicode.txt
(see |copyright|) except use unicode instead of "Vim".
@@ -92,11 +93,11 @@ it can also show you the digraph characters needed to create this character in
paranthesis, see |unicode-plugin-config| ). You can scroll down in the menu by
pressing <C-N> and up by pressing <C-P>.
-Regardless, of you configured the plugin to display the digraph shortcut in
-the menu, a |preview-window| will be opened, if your Vim was compiled with the
-quickfix-feature and the preview window displays the hexadecimal Unicode
-Codepoint, the name, the digraph characters in parenthesis (if they exist)
-followed by the glyph itself.
+A |preview-window| can be opened, if your Vim was compiled with the
+quickfix-feature that displays the hexadecimal Unicode Codepoint, the name,
+the digraph characters in parenthesis (if they exist) followed by the glyph
+itself by setting the variable g:UnicodeShowPreviewWindow (see below). By
+default, this feature is off.
The plugin can be customized to include the 2 digraph characters you have to
@@ -140,6 +141,13 @@ you can either set the global variable >
or you can use the mapping <leader>un which swaps the completion function
between completing the unicode name and completing the unicode glyph.
+If you want the completion of the unicode chars to be opened in the preview
+window, set the variable >
+ let g:UnicodeShowPreviewWindow = 1
+in your |.vimrc|.
If the plugin gives an error or does not complete anything, first check, that
UnicodeData.txt from the Unicode Consortium has been successfully downloaded.
@@ -185,6 +193,10 @@ CTRL-X CTRL-G Search for the character in front of the cursor and
4. unicode History *unicode-plugin-history*
+ 0.17: (unreleased) - disable preview window (for completing unicode chars)
+ by default, can be enabled by setting the variable
+ g:UnicodeShowPreviewWindow (patch by Marcin
+ Szamotulski, thanks!)
0.16: Feb 16, 2013 - |:UnicodeName| returns html entity, if possible
0.15: Feb 05, 2013 - make sure, the returned digraphs list is not empty.
0.14: Dec 01, 2012 - |:Digraphs| for better display of digraphs

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