symbol.el is an Emacs lisp script which allows one to
easily insert Greek, mathematical, and other Unicode symbols in Emacs.
- Load into Emacs via e.g. (load "~/emacs/symbol.el") in your .emacs file
- Type a character and use the backquote key to cycle through
b <backquote> --> β <backquote> --> b
(Ctrl-<backquote> will insert an actual backtick character)
- If you like, customize the key used for this by editing
The latest version of symbol.el can be found
The method of cycling through alternative characters was taken
from the excellent TeXmacs program.