I’ve been playing around with the Rust programming language lately. I like it a lot; perfect language for rewriting a Go tool I once lost the source code to!
Here’s a VS Code snippets file with 1385 snippets, most containing some mathematical Unicode symbol. Perfect when writing a PhD thesis on Linux! To get a ζ symbol, for instance, I just type
The snippets file comes from a convenient TOML configuration file containing one snippet per line:
[Snippets] xbrackets = "〚$1〛" xcheckbox = "☐ " xchecked = "☑ " xcheckmark = "✓" xch = "✓" ...
The associated character-snippets tool converts this to a (much longer) VS code snippets file, which on Linux you can put in
~/.config/Code/User/snippets/chars.code-snippets. Download a static binary from the GitHub releases page, or
cargo install character-snippets. More detailed instructions on GitHub.