Hi William,

On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 6:37 AM, William Furnass <w...@thearete.co.uk> wrote:
> I'm running LyX v2.06 on Linux Mint 16.  In other applications I can
> enter a unicode character using ctrl-shift-u then the code point.
> However, I'm unable to do this in LyX, even if I explicitly bind
> 'unicode-input' to ctrl-shift-u in the preferences (results in '\bind
> "C-S-u" "unicode-insert"' being added to .lyx/bind/user.bind).
> Anyone got any ideas why this isn't working?

Yes. It's because as you say one must enter the full string on the
mini-buffer. You can only make shortcuts to a full command, not
something that still requires input.

Also note that it's 'unicode-insert' and not 'unicode-input' in LyX
2.1 (perhaps this changed?).

What happens for you when you do ctrl+shift+u? On Ubuntu 13.10 with
LyX2.1beta2 I get a "u" with an underline, but on the next character
it disappears. I have the feeling this is a Qt-related issue (I was
just wrong on this same feeling in a thread before though so beware).

> I know I can enter
> unicode using alt-x then typing 'unicode-input <<codepoint>>' in the
> input box that appears at the bottom of the main window but this is
> rather cumbersome.

I've always been interested in use cases for this. Do you just
remember lots of handy unicode so you can enter them quickly? I only
use them when I look them up some where. So for me, the 10 seconds of
having to type alt-x then typing 'unicode-insert <<codepoint>>' is far
less than the time it takes for me to actually find the code of the
character I want to insert.

On the other hand, if you have 10 or so unicodes memorized, you could
just instead make shortcuts. For example, if you want to enter unicode
<Ucode>, bind something to 'unicode-insert <Ucode>' and for a
different one make a new one. This won't work if you have many of them
memorized though, but I just wanted to suggest that in case you hadn't
thought of it.



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