Previewing LaTeX symbols without preview-latex
This blog’s most popular post is the Emacs howto
entry, so I thought I’d share one more
LaTeX-related tip for all your Emacs needs. Besides the traditional
preview-latex way of generating TeX formulas inside Emacs buffer,
there’s a faster and neater way to do this using Emacs’ unicode support.
My friends Erik Parmann and Pål Drange made a simple
turns many math symbols and Greek letters commands into corresponding
unicode characters. Here’s a sample of how this looks:
If you’re running Emacs 24, you can get the package from
MELPA repository. Otherwise you can get it
put it somewhere in your load path and load it with
(require 'latex-pretty-symbols). There, happy TeXing!
(also, you can make similar tricks with Haskell mode and have all your lambdas displayed properly).