unicode — displays unicode characters


unicode [-display host:display.screen] [-visual visual] [-window] [-root] [-fps] [-delay seconds] [-font font] [-foreground color] [-background color]


unicode-screensaver is a simple screensaver application that repeatedly randomly picks an unicode character and displays it in a very large font size together with its unicode code point and the character name.


-visual visual
Specify which visual to use. Legal values are the name of a visual class, or the id number (decimal or hex) of a specific visual.
Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.
Draw on the root window.
Display the current frame rate and CPU load.
Specify the delay in seconds before switching to a new character. Defaults to seven seconds.
Try the given font in addition to the built-in fonts (Open Symbol, and FreeSans).
Set the background color (e.g. black, white, green, red). The default is white.
Set the font color (e.g. black, white, green, red). The default is black.


to get the default host and display number.
to get the name of a resource file that overrides the global resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.


Joachim Breitner