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Emacs lisp function to select a HTML entity from a filterable list and insert it at point. Based on Based on code by @emacs_gifs from https://emacsgifs.github.io/html-entities-helper
;; Licensed under GNU/GPL. https://emacsgifs.github.io/html-entities-helper
(defun ct/html-entity-insert ()
"Select and insert an html entity.
Uses the list from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_XML_and_HTML_character_entity_references."
(interactive)
(defvar _html-entity-list
'("char: \" entity: " text: quotation mark (APL quote)"
"char: & entity: & text: ampersand"
"char: ' entity: ' text: apostrophe (apostrophe-quote); see below"
"char: < entity: &lt; text: less-than sign"
"char: > entity: &gt; text: greater-than sign"
"char: entity: &nbsp; text: no-break space (non-breaking space)[d]"
"char: ¡ entity: &iexcl; text: inverted exclamation mark"
"char: ¢ entity: &cent; text: cent sign"
"char: £ entity: &pound; text: pound sign"
"char: ¤ entity: &curren; text: currency sign"
"char: ¥ entity: &yen; text: yen sign (yuan sign)"
"char: ¦ entity: &brvbar; text: broken bar (broken vertical bar)"
"char: § entity: &sect; text: section sign"
"char: | entity: &#124; text: vertical bar (unix pipe)"
"char: ¨ entity: &uml; text: diaeresis (spacing diaeresis); see Germanic umlaut"
"char: © entity: &copy; text: copyright symbol"
"char: ª entity: &ordf; text: feminine ordinal indicator"
"char: « entity: &laquo; text: left-pointing double angle quotation mark (left pointing guillemet)"
"char: ¬ entity: &not; text: not sign"
"char: entity: &shy; text: soft hyphen (discretionary hyphen)"
"char: ® entity: &reg; text: registered sign (registered trademark symbol)"
"char: ¯ entity: &macr; text: macron (spacing macron, overline, APL overbar)"
"char: ° entity: &deg; text: degree symbol"
"char: ± entity: &plusmn; text: plus-minus sign (plus-or-minus sign)"
"char: ² entity: &sup2; text: superscript two (superscript digit two, squared)"
"char: ³ entity: &sup3; text: superscript three (superscript digit three, cubed)"
"char: ´ entity: &acute; text: acute accent (spacing acute)"
"char: µ entity: &micro; text: micro sign"
"char: ¶ entity: &para; text: pilcrow sign (paragraph sign)"
"char: · entity: &middot; text: middle dot (Georgian comma, Greek middle dot)"
"char: ¸ entity: &cedil; text: cedilla (spacing cedilla)"
"char: ¹ entity: &sup1; text: superscript one (superscript digit one)"
"char: º entity: &ordm; text: masculine ordinal indicator"
"char: » entity: &raquo; text: right-pointing double angle quotation mark (right pointing guillemet)"
"char: ¼ entity: &frac14; text: vulgar fraction one quarter (fraction one quarter)"
"char: ½ entity: &frac12; text: vulgar fraction one half (fraction one half)"
"char: ¾ entity: &frac34; text: vulgar fraction three quarters (fraction three quarters)"
"char: ¿ entity: &iquest; text: inverted question mark (turned question mark)"
"char: ` entity: &#96; text: grave accent"
"char: À entity: &Agrave; text: Latin capital letter A with grave accent (Latin capital letter A grave)"
"char: Á entity: &Aacute; text: Latin capital letter A with acute accent"
"char: Â entity: &Acirc; text: Latin capital letter A with circumflex"
"char: Ã entity: &Atilde; text: Latin capital letter A with tilde"
"char: Ä entity: &Auml; text: Latin capital letter A with diaeresis"
"char: Å entity: &Aring; text: Latin capital letter A with ring above (Latin capital letter A ring)"
"char: Æ entity: &AElig; text: Latin capital letter AE (Latin capital ligature AE)"
"char: Ç entity: &Ccedil; text: Latin capital letter C with cedilla"
"char: È entity: &Egrave; text: Latin capital letter E with grave accent"
"char: É entity: &Eacute; text: Latin capital letter E with acute accent"
"char: Ê entity: &Ecirc; text: Latin capital letter E with circumflex"
"char: Ë entity: &Euml; text: Latin capital letter E with diaeresis"
"char: Ì entity: &Igrave; text: Latin capital letter I with grave accent"
"char: Í entity: &Iacute; text: Latin capital letter I with acute accent"
"char: Î entity: &Icirc; text: Latin capital letter I with circumflex"
"char: Ï entity: &Iuml; text: Latin capital letter I with diaeresis"
"char: Ð entity: &ETH; text: Latin capital letter Eth"
"char: Ñ entity: &Ntilde; text: Latin capital letter N with tilde"
"char: Ò entity: &Ograve; text: Latin capital letter O with grave accent"
"char: Ó entity: &Oacute; text: Latin capital letter O with acute accent"
"char: Ô entity: &Ocirc; text: Latin capital letter O with circumflex"
"char: Õ entity: &Otilde; text: Latin capital letter O with tilde"
"char: Ö entity: &Ouml; text: Latin capital letter O with diaeresis"
"char: × entity: &times; text: multiplication sign"
"char: Ø entity: &Oslash; text: Latin capital letter O with stroke (Latin capital letter O slash)"
"char: Ù entity: &Ugrave; text: Latin capital letter U with grave accent"
"char: Ú entity: &Uacute; text: Latin capital letter U with acute accent"
"char: Û entity: &Ucirc; text: Latin capital letter U with circumflex"
"char: Ü entity: &Uuml; text: Latin capital letter U with diaeresis"
"char: Ý entity: &Yacute; text: Latin capital letter Y with acute accent"
"char: Þ entity: &THORN; text: Latin capital letter THORN"
"char: ß entity: &szlig; text: Latin small letter sharp s (ess-zed); see German Eszett"
"char: à entity: &agrave; text: Latin small letter a with grave accent"
"char: á entity: &aacute; text: Latin small letter a with acute accent"
"char: â entity: &acirc; text: Latin small letter a with circumflex"
"char: ã entity: &atilde; text: Latin small letter a with tilde"
"char: ä entity: &auml; text: Latin small letter a with diaeresis"
"char: å entity: &aring; text: Latin small letter a with ring above"
"char: æ entity: &aelig; text: Latin small letter ae (Latin small ligature ae)"
"char: ç entity: &ccedil; text: Latin small letter c with cedilla"
"char: è entity: &egrave; text: Latin small letter e with grave accent"
"char: é entity: &eacute; text: Latin small letter e with acute accent"
"char: ê entity: &ecirc; text: Latin small letter e with circumflex"
"char: ë entity: &euml; text: Latin small letter e with diaeresis"
"char: ì entity: &igrave; text: Latin small letter i with grave accent"
"char: í entity: &iacute; text: Latin small letter i with acute accent"
"char: î entity: &icirc; text: Latin small letter i with circumflex"
"char: ï entity: &iuml; text: Latin small letter i with diaeresis"
"char: ð entity: &eth; text: Latin small letter eth"
"char: ñ entity: &ntilde; text: Latin small letter n with tilde"
"char: ò entity: &ograve; text: Latin small letter o with grave accent"
"char: ó entity: &oacute; text: Latin small letter o with acute accent"
"char: ô entity: &ocirc; text: Latin small letter o with circumflex"
"char: õ entity: &otilde; text: Latin small letter o with tilde"
"char: ö entity: &ouml; text: Latin small letter o with diaeresis"
"char: ÷ entity: &divide; text: division sign (obelus)"
"char: ø entity: &oslash; text: Latin small letter o with stroke (Latin small letter o slash)"
"char: ù entity: &ugrave; text: Latin small letter u with grave accent"
"char: ú entity: &uacute; text: Latin small letter u with acute accent"
"char: û entity: &ucirc; text: Latin small letter u with circumflex"
"char: ü entity: &uuml; text: Latin small letter u with diaeresis"
"char: ý entity: &yacute; text: Latin small letter y with acute accent"
"char: þ entity: &thorn; text: Latin small letter thorn"
"char: ÿ entity: &yuml; text: Latin small letter y with diaeresis"
"char: Πentity: &OElig; text: Latin capital ligature oe[e]"
"char: œ entity: &oelig; text: Latin small ligature oe[e]"
"char: Š entity: &Scaron; text: Latin capital letter s with caron"
"char: š entity: &scaron; text: Latin small letter s with caron"
"char: Ÿ entity: &Yuml; text: Latin capital letter y with diaeresis"
"char: ƒ entity: &fnof; text: Latin small letter f with hook (function, florin)"
"char: ˆ entity: &circ; text: modifier letter circumflex accent"
"char: ˜ entity: &tilde; text: small tilde"
"char: Α entity: &Alpha; text: Greek capital letter Alpha"
"char: Β entity: &Beta; text: Greek capital letter Beta"
"char: Γ entity: &Gamma; text: Greek capital letter Gamma"
"char: Δ entity: &Delta; text: Greek capital letter Delta"
"char: Ε entity: &Epsilon; text: Greek capital letter Epsilon"
"char: Ζ entity: &Zeta; text: Greek capital letter Zeta"
"char: Η entity: &Eta; text: Greek capital letter Eta"
"char: Θ entity: &Theta; text: Greek capital letter Theta"
"char: Ι entity: &Iota; text: Greek capital letter Iota"
"char: Κ entity: &Kappa; text: Greek capital letter Kappa"
"char: Λ entity: &Lambda; text: Greek capital letter Lambda"
"char: Μ entity: &Mu; text: Greek capital letter Mu"
"char: Ν entity: &Nu; text: Greek capital letter Nu"
"char: Ξ entity: &Xi; text: Greek capital letter Xi"
"char: Ο entity: &Omicron; text: Greek capital letter Omicron"
"char: Π entity: &Pi; text: Greek capital letter Pi"
"char: Ρ entity: &Rho; text: Greek capital letter Rho"
"char: Σ entity: &Sigma; text: Greek capital letter Sigma"
"char: Τ entity: &Tau; text: Greek capital letter Tau"
"char: Υ entity: &Upsilon; text: Greek capital letter Upsilon"
"char: Φ entity: &Phi; text: Greek capital letter Phi"
"char: Χ entity: &Chi; text: Greek capital letter Chi"
"char: Ψ entity: &Psi; text: Greek capital letter Psi"
"char: Ω entity: &Omega; text: Greek capital letter Omega"
"char: α entity: &alpha; text: Greek small letter alpha"
"char: β entity: &beta; text: Greek small letter beta"
"char: γ entity: &gamma; text: Greek small letter gamma"
"char: δ entity: &delta; text: Greek small letter delta"
"char: ε entity: &epsilon; text: Greek small letter epsilon"
"char: ζ entity: &zeta; text: Greek small letter zeta"
"char: η entity: &eta; text: Greek small letter eta"
"char: θ entity: &theta; text: Greek small letter theta"
"char: ι entity: &iota; text: Greek small letter iota"
"char: κ entity: &kappa; text: Greek small letter kappa"
"char: λ entity: &lambda; text: Greek small letter lambda"
"char: μ entity: &mu; text: Greek small letter mu"
"char: ν entity: &nu; text: Greek small letter nu"
"char: ξ entity: &xi; text: Greek small letter xi"
"char: ο entity: &omicron; text: Greek small letter omicron"
"char: π entity: &pi; text: Greek small letter pi"
"char: ρ entity: &rho; text: Greek small letter rho"
"char: ς entity: &sigmaf; text: Greek small letter final sigma"
"char: σ entity: &sigma; text: Greek small letter sigma"
"char: τ entity: &tau; text: Greek small letter tau"
"char: υ entity: &upsilon; text: Greek small letter upsilon"
"char: φ entity: &phi; text: Greek small letter phi"
"char: χ entity: &chi; text: Greek small letter chi"
"char: ψ entity: &psi; text: Greek small letter psi"
"char: ω entity: &omega; text: Greek small letter omega"
"char: ϑ entity: &thetasym; text: Greek theta symbol"
"char: ϒ entity: &upsih; text: Greek Upsilon with hook symbol"
"char: ϖ entity: &piv; text: Greek pi symbol"
"char:   entity: &ensp; text: en space[d]"
"char:   entity: &emsp; text: em space[d]"
"char:   entity: &thinsp; text: thin space[d]"
"char: entity: &zwnj; text: zero-width non-joiner"
"char: entity: &zwj; text: zero-width joiner"
"char: entity: &lrm; text: left-to-right mark"
"char: entity: &rlm; text: right-to-left mark"
"char: – entity: &ndash; text: en dash"
"char: — entity: &mdash; text: em dash"
"char: ‘ entity: &lsquo; text: left single quotation mark"
"char: ’ entity: &rsquo; text: right single quotation mark"
"char: ‚ entity: &sbquo; text: single low-9 quotation mark"
"char: “ entity: &ldquo; text: left double quotation mark"
"char: ” entity: &rdquo; text: right double quotation mark"
"char: „ entity: &bdquo; text: double low-9 quotation mark"
"char: † entity: &dagger; text: dagger, obelisk"
"char: ‡ entity: &Dagger; text: double dagger, double obelisk"
"char: • entity: &bull; text: bullet (black small circle)[f]"
"char: … entity: &hellip; text: horizontal ellipsis (three dot leader)"
"char: ‰ entity: &permil; text: per mille sign"
"char: ′ entity: &prime; text: prime (minutes, feet)"
"char: ″ entity: &Prime; text: double prime (seconds, inches)"
"char: ‹ entity: &lsaquo; text: single left-pointing angle quotation mark[g]"
"char: › entity: &rsaquo; text: single right-pointing angle quotation mark[g]"
"char: ‾ entity: &oline; text: overline (spacing overscore)"
"char: ⁄ entity: &frasl; text: fraction slash (solidus)"
"char: € entity: &euro; text: euro sign"
"char: ℑ entity: &image; text: black-letter capital I (imaginary part)"
"char: ℘ entity: &weierp; text: script capital P (power set, Weierstrass p)"
"char: ℜ entity: &real; text: black-letter capital R (real part symbol)"
"char: ™ entity: &trade; text: trademark symbol"
"char: ℵ entity: &alefsym; text: alef symbol (first transfinite cardinal)[h]"
"char: ← entity: &larr; text: leftwards arrow"
"char: ↑ entity: &uarr; text: upwards arrow"
"char: → entity: &rarr; text: rightwards arrow"
"char: ↓ entity: &darr; text: downwards arrow"
"char: ↔ entity: &harr; text: left right arrow"
"char: ↵ entity: &crarr; text: downwards arrow with corner leftwards (carriage return)"
"char: ⇐ entity: &lArr; text: leftwards double arrow[i]"
"char: ⇑ entity: &uArr; text: upwards double arrow"
"char: ⇒ entity: &rArr; text: rightwards double arrow[j]"
"char: ⇓ entity: &dArr; text: downwards double arrow"
"char: ⇔ entity: &hArr; text: left right double arrow"
"char: ∀ entity: &forall; text: for all"
"char: ∂ entity: &part; text: partial differential"
"char: ∃ entity: &exist; text: there exists"
"char: ∅ entity: &empty; text: empty set (null set); see also U+8960, ⌀"
"char: ∇ entity: &nabla; text: del or nabla (vector differential operator)"
"char: ∈ entity: &isin; text: element of"
"char: ∉ entity: &notin; text: not an element of"
"char: ∋ entity: &ni; text: contains as member"
"char: ∏ entity: &prod; text: n-ary product (product sign)[k]"
"char: ∑ entity: &sum; text: n-ary summation[l]"
"char: − entity: &minus; text: minus sign"
"char: ∗ entity: &lowast; text: asterisk operator"
"char: √ entity: &radic; text: square root (radical sign)"
"char: ∝ entity: &prop; text: proportional to"
"char: ∞ entity: &infin; text: infinity"
"char: ∠ entity: &ang; text: angle"
"char: ∧ entity: &and; text: logical and (wedge)"
"char: ∨ entity: &or; text: logical or (vee)"
"char: ∩ entity: &cap; text: intersection (cap)"
"char: ∪ entity: &cup; text: union (cup)"
"char: ∫ entity: &int; text: integral"
"char: ∴ entity: &there4; text: therefore sign"
"char: ∼ entity: &sim; text: tilde operator (varies with, similar to)[m]"
"char: ≅ entity: &cong; text: congruent to"
"char: ≈ entity: &asymp; text: almost equal to (asymptotic to)"
"char: ≠ entity: &ne; text: not equal to"
"char: ≡ entity: &equiv; text: identical to; sometimes used for 'equivalent to'"
"char: ≤ entity: &le; text: less-than or equal to"
"char: ≥ entity: &ge; text: greater-than or equal to"
"char: ⊂ entity: &sub; text: subset of"
"char: ⊃ entity: &sup; text: superset of[n]"
"char: ⊄ entity: &nsub; text: not a subset of"
"char: ⊆ entity: &sube; text: subset of or equal to"
"char: ⊇ entity: &supe; text: superset of or equal to"
"char: ⊕ entity: &oplus; text: circled plus (direct sum)"
"char: ⊗ entity: &otimes; text: circled times (vector product)"
"char: ⊥ entity: &perp; text: up tack (orthogonal to, perpendicular)[o]"
"char: ⋅ entity: &sdot; text: dot operator[p]"
"char: ⌈ entity: &lceil; text: left ceiling (APL upstile)"
"char: ⌉ entity: &rceil; text: right ceiling"
"char: ⌊ entity: &lfloor; text: left floor (APL downstile)"
"char: ⌋ entity: &rfloor; text: right floor"
"char: 〈 entity: &lang; text: left-pointing angle bracket (bra)[q]"
"char: 〉 entity: &rang; text: right-pointing angle bracket (ket)[r]"
"char: ◊ entity: &loz; text: lozenge"
"char: ♠ entity: &spades; text: black spade suit[f]"
"char: ♣ entity: &clubs; text: black club suit (shamrock)[f]"
"char: ♥ entity: &hearts; text: black heart suit (valentine)[f]"
"char: ♦ entity: &diams; text: black diamond suit[f]")
"List of HTML entities with helpful text notes.
Scraped from Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_XML_and_HTML_character_entity_references")
(defun _html-entity-select ()
"Select an html entry from the list."
(interactive)
(completing-read "HTML Entity: " _html-entity-list))
(let ((entry (_html-entity-select)))
(string-match "entity: \\(&.*?;\\)" entry)
(insert (match-string 1 entry))))
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