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Re: Writing source code with Unicode characters

From: Rusi
Subject: Re: Writing source code with Unicode characters
Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2014 08:41:50 -0800 (PST)
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On Friday, February 7, 2014 8:22:23 AM UTC+5:30, Rusi wrote:
> On Thursday, February 6, 2014 11:56:45 PM UTC+5:30, Óscar Fuentes wrote:
> > I'll like to experiment with using Unicode on source code (λ instead of
> > lambda, etc) but it seems quite inconvenient to insert those chars with
> > C-x 8 RET. Org-mode has the capability of displaying λ when you type
> > \lambda, but that's just a display replacement, the raw text still is
> > \lambda.

> > What can I use to make more convenient the insertion of Unicode chars?
> > (I'm mostly interested on Greek letters and other math-related symbols)

> It really depends on the set size:
> - a handful of greek characters?
> - a hundred or so greek+math characters?
> - full unicode (million) characaters?

> In short huffman coding imposes natural limits on how convenient one 
> can make the char-entry.

> On a recent X, there is an apl keyboard. Start it with
> $ setxkbmap -layout "us,apl" -option "grp:ralt_rshift_toggle"

> Toggle it with rshift ralt [single char is also possible]

> After that typing abcdefgh gives
> ⍺⊥∩⌊∊_∇∆

> Now all that remains, analogous to "define an apl-keyboard"
> is to define an Oscar-keyboard :D

$ setxkbmap -layout us,gr -option grp:win_switch -option grp:alt_shift_toggle

And now pressing the win key along with a-z gives


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