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Finding unicode symbols on the shell

Sometimes I want to know if there is a unicode symbol for a certain topic. There is a convenient tool on the command line that allows to do exactly that. For example to find something regarding computer:

$ unicode computer
U+1F4BB PERSONAL COMPUTER
UTF-8: f0 9f 92 bb UTF-16BE: d83ddcbb Decimal: 💻 Octal: \0372273
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Category: So (Symbol, Other)
Bidi: ON (Other Neutrals)

U+1F5A5 DESKTOP COMPUTER
UTF-8: f0 9f 96 a5 UTF-16BE: d83ddda5 Decimal: 🖥 Octal: \0372645
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