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Re: input methods for mathematical glyphs

From: André A . Gomes
Subject: Re: input methods for mathematical glyphs
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2021 20:15:14 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.2 (gnu/linux)

Leo Butler <> writes:

> Eli Zaretskii <> writes:
>>> From: Leo Butler <>
>>> Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2021 10:40:02 -0600
>>> I have, for years, used abbrevs for entering greek letters (and several
>>> other commonly-used symbols in math). As I have learned how to use
>>> latex's support for other unicode math glyphs, I can see that my old
>>> solution does not scale and I would like to find an input method to
>>> easily input something like:
>>> #+begin_src latex
>>> Let $𝒯 ⊂ 𝐑$, $𝒯 ≠ ∅$, be a null set...
>>> #+end_src
>>> I used C-x 8 RET to do this. I am ignorant of any input method that
>>> would do what I want (ucs may be the closest, but it only uses 4 digit
>>> hex, and who wants to memorize 4-5 digit hex numbers?)
>>> Suggestions or thoughts?
>> Did you try the 'TeX' input method?  AFAIK, it was invented for these
>> purposes.
> Yes, I have and ucs, too.
> If I do
> M-x list-input-methods RET
> search for and select TeX, the *Help* buffer is populated by a large
> number of supported glyphs. When I search for 𝒯 (or 𝐑), it is not
> found. It looks like there is some large, but limited number of glyphs
> that are supported, but many are not.   ;-(

Take a look at /path/to/emacs/sources/lisp/leim/quail/latin.ltx.el.

André A. Gomes
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