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Re: input methods for mathematical glyphs

From: Leo Butler
Subject: Re: input methods for mathematical glyphs
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2021 08:24:35 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.1 (gnu/linux)

André A. Gomes <> writes:

> 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, thank you for the pointer to latin-ltx.el. I think I can see,
roughly, how to add the functionality I want.


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