A Vim plugin for typing accented characters without remembering their pseudo versions.
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vim-accent

A Vim plugin for typing accented characters without having to remember the handful of pseudo versions. It's an alternative to digraphs and the accents keymap.

How would you type ä in insert mode? How would you replace a with ä in normal mode?

With this plugin

In insert mode: type a and hit <CTRL-X><CTRL-U> to bring up a list of accented as to choose from.

In normal mode with the cursor on a: use gx to cycle through the alternatives.

It's always the same process, no matter what accent you want.

Digraphs

In insert mode: type <CTRL-K>a:.

In normal mode with the cursor on a: type r<CTRL-K>a:.

See :help digraphs.

Accents keymap

Type :set keymap=accents. This could be in your vimrc.

In insert mode: type :a.

In normal mode with the cursor on a: type r:a.

See :help mbyte-keymap and $VIMRUNTIME/keymap/accents.vim. You can toggle the keymap on and off with <CTRL-^> in insert mode or command mode.

Limitations

The plugin uses a custom completion function for its list of accents, but Vim only allows one type of custom completion at a time. A workaround is to use a wrapper function, as described at the end of this article.

The plugin could allow you to opt in or out of accents by language...but it doesn't yet.

Licence

Copyright Andrew Stewart. Distributed under the MIT licence.