On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 12:34 PM, Yu <yu_...@gmx.at> wrote: > The symbol auto-insertion feature seems to depend on having a > whitespace before (and after) the text-to-be-replaced. Is there a way > to circumvent this? > > E.g. I can write the formula > 〈 α | H | ψ 〉 > by typing > \lang \alpha | H | \psi \rang > > However, if I want to write it as > 〈α| H |ψ〉 > then I have to add a good deal of cursor movement. > > Is there some way to avoid this? > > If not, would it be possible to implement an option to make `\' start > sort of an "insertion mode"? I was thinking along the lines of Lyx in > Math mode: > - \ starts the insertion of a special character, in LyX even including > completion. > - The next space-press doesn't insert a whitespace but causes > insertion of the symbol. > - A literal \ is still available by typing \\. > > For Zim, a literal space would implicitly still be available by > pressing space twice.
Sounds like a good improvement, especially since we still have <Ctrl>Z to cancel unwanted substitutions. Maybe you can put this request in a bug report, so we have it on the work list ? Another suggestion that I already have on the list is to allow inline latex equations with "$$" as start and end tag. Can be used for the same use case, but a bit complementary. Main difference is that equations will be rendered as images, while insert symbol relies on unicode characters. Regards, Jaap _______________________________________________ Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~zim-wiki Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~zim-wiki More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp