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authorBryan Newbold <>2017-11-21 16:04:03 -0800
committerBryan Newbold <>2017-11-21 16:07:53 -0800
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vim: digraphs!
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@@ -103,3 +103,17 @@ Links to more...
- `vim anti-patterns <>`_
+Digraphs are a simple mechanism for entering certin special characters (like τ,
+ā, etc) on a boring English/USA keyboard. RFC1345 defines a mapping between
+two-character digraph sequences and characters; these can be entered in vim
+from insert mode using C-k followed by the two characters. For example, while
+inserting, type `C-k t *` to get `τ`. In contemporary vim this comes though as
+the correct UTF-8 encoding.
+For a long listing of characters, look at `help digraphs-default`, or this list
+of math-y characters: