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vim-unicode-homoglyphs : Highlight and normalize unicode homoglyphs in Vim.

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created by
Enno Nagel
script type
Every once in a while one pastes a (markup) code or prose from the internet
into Vim and is at loss why it does not compile or render as meant to; this
plug-in offers a hint and a solution by providing

- highlighting of Unicode Homoglyphs, characters (among them many white
  spaces) that only appear like ASCII characters but are not, and
- the normal mode mapping cu to toggle it,


- an operator mapping gy in normal mode, for example gwip operates on a
- a mapping gyy (and gygy) in normal mode that operates on a single line,
- a mapping gy that operates on the visual selection, and
- a command NormalizeHomoglyphs that operates on given range (equal to the
  whole buffer if unspecified)

that normalize Unicode Homoglyphs.

# Usage

For example, hitting gyip on


turns it into


# Configuration

To disable highlighting of Unicode Homoglyphs by default, add to your vimrc the

    let g:is_homoglyph_on = 0

To change mappings, for example, to use zy instead of gy and zu instead of cu,
add the lines

    nmap zy <plug>(NormalizeHomoglyphs)
    xmap zy <plug>(NormalizeHomoglyphs)

    nmap zu <plug>(HighlightHomoglyphs)

to your vimrc.

# Related

For more convenient version control of prose, see the Vim plug-in
vim-sentence-chopper that puts each sentence onto a single line.

# Issues

vim-unicode-homoglyphs is developed at https://github.com/Konfekt/vim-unicode-homoglyphs where issues can be filed.
install details
Unzip vim-unicode-homoglyphs.zip into  ~/.vim on Linux or %USERPROFILE%\vimfiles on Windows.

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
vim-unicode-homoglyphs.zip 1.2 2019-09-18 6.0 Enno Nagel correct initialisation
vim-unicode-homoglyphs.zip 1.1 2019-09-02 6.0 Enno Nagel add homoglyphs and streamline code
vim-unicode-homoglyphs.zip 1.0 2019-07-10 7.0 Enno Nagel Initial upload
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