vim-latex plugin uses its own implementation of the
:imap command, which here is responsible for detecting patterns that should be replaced.
According to the documentation, the timeout functionality of
:imap, which would have allowed it to wait some time before checking for known patterns and allowing your usage of
`bf was removed in
IMAP() function to allow for slower typing while still recognizing patterns.
IMAP() does not have the ability to wait until you probably finished typing and instead tries to match what it sees right now.
Currently, I have no idea as to how one would either add that functionality to
IMAP() or use its mappings with
So, simply put, this happens because
`b gets already replaced before you type
Or as the section
3.12 Making your own Macros via IMAP() of the
vim-latex documentation puts it:
If you have two mappings which end in a common
lhs, then the mapping with the longer
lhs is used. For example, if you do
call IMAP('BarFoo', 'something', 'tex')
call IMAP('Foo', 'something else', 'tex')
Foo by itself inserts
Also, the nature of
IMAP() makes creating certain combination of mappings impossible. For example if you have
call IMAP('foo', 'something', 'tex')
call IMAP('foobar', 'something else', 'tex')
Then you will never be able to trigger
"foobar" because typing
"foo" will immediately insert
"something". This is the "cost" which you incur over the normal
:imap command for the convenience of no 'timeout' problems, the ability to correct
IMAP() you could try looking into
~/.vim/ftplugin/latex-suite/main.vim and adjust the mappings to your convenience with the above explained restrictions.
For example make the following changes:
and add a definition for
I am not entirely sure, that
bg is unused by default. And the above would break the consistency of the greek-letter-mappings.
On my system a
.bind file was created in the user folder of LyX. You can find out where this folder is located by choosing Help --> About LyX, where the path to the User directory is given.
Here (in Kubuntu) the folder is located in
~/.lyx, and there is a file called
As morbusg mentioned, the surround plugin is the way to go.
You select the text eg. using visual mode, then you press
Sand the closing brace
}. You can use any character with a matching partner:
), etc. If you use the left part of the pair, it additionally surrounds the selected text with a space. Example:
Assuming the cursor is on the “C” in “Computational”, then you press
vf:S}and you get this result:
If you press
vf:S[the result is:
Note: In older versions the small
swas used, but it has been changed in favour of the capital