Unicode Keyboard

Unicode Keyboard

A keyboard-navigable Input panel that can search unicode characters by character name, code block and general category. Alt+U to open and close the panel. Alt+Shift+L to toggle the latex shorthand input mode in text areas.

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What is Unicode Keyboard?

Unicode Keyboard is a Firefox add-on that provides a keyboard-navigable input panel for searching and inputting Unicode characters. It allows users to search by character name, code block, and general category, making it easier to find and input specific characters. The add-on also supports a latex shorthand input mode for text areas.

Stats date:
By: 8472
Users: 50 ▼ -2
Rating: 2.67 (9)
Version: 0.3 (Last updated: 2016-09-29)
Creation date: 2016-09-14
Weekly download count: NaN
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • activeTab
  • tabs
Size: 604.06K
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

The addon provides a simple, keyboard-oriented way to search for and input characters from the raw Unicode Character Database by their official names (such as "SURFACE INTEGRAL"), code blocks (e.g. "Math_Operators") and general character categories ("Sm", i.e. Symbol, Math).

Additionally it can directly substitute a small subset of latex syntax with equivalent unicode character sequences while you type.

Note that this is not a specialized emoji input, while it is easy to enter the basic emoji there currently is no special support for the composite sequences.

User reviews
by igorlogius, 2023-02-11
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Risk impact

Unicode Keyboard is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Unicode Keyboard if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Unicode Keyboard has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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