Emacs Init: Update Unicode Data

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Unicode has a new version every year. Emacs's unicode info used by describe-char may not be up-to-date.

You can make emacs use the latest unicode data.

Download the latest UnicodeData.txt at https://www.unicode.org/Public/UCD/latest/ucd/UnicodeData.txt

put this in your Emacs Init File:

(when (file-exists-p "~/.emacs.d/UnicodeData.txt")
  (setq describe-char-unicodedata-file "~/.emacs.d/UnicodeData.txt"))

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