# Enter Unicode mathematical symbols conveniently

I want to conveniently enter Unicode symbols such as greek letters μ, ξ, ... and mathematical symbols such as ∀, ∃, ...

Using the character map is not convenient.

I would prefer to enter something like \delta and have it converted to δ by pressing TAB or any other key similar to many LaTeX editors.

The background is, that I want to use eclipse for editing Julia code. But being able to do this with the operating system is better than making eclipse do that.

Autokey-gtk seems to do what I want. But I cant get it to run. Crashes each time an event is triggered.

• If you use Atom, there is github.com/JunoLab/atom-latex-completions. – edwinksl May 31 '17 at 21:47
• It should be possible to replace the unicode number in /usr/share/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/Compose with the latex command. (One day I'm going to try.) – Primo Petri Jun 2 '17 at 15:09
• Not sure, but I guess the events in that file are all like this one: <Multi_key> <U11BC> <U11A8>. So Composite key and exactly 2 other keys. – Christian Jun 5 '17 at 20:28
• If you want to set up something with xdotool, my answer here could be useful – wjandrea Feb 25 '19 at 1:28
• @Kalle With the Compose key, you press Compose, then other keys in sequence, not at the same time. – wjandrea Feb 25 '19 at 1:29

If you use Visual Studio Code, install latex-input extension.