Default App: GNOME Characters

Robert Ancell robert.ancell at
Tue Aug 8 04:27:00 UTC 2017

gnome-characters is a character browser and is part of the core GNOME apps.
All its dependencies are in main. It replaces the older gucharmap that we
continue to ship. gnome-characters has a GUI that fits in with the GNOME
style, while gucharmap has an old fashioned interface.

I found it simpler to find useful characters than gucharmap (which is more
of a Unicode browser) and the use of a Headerbar makes it more consistent
with the rest of the desktop.

We should ship it by default or give a reason in why it should not be included.

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