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Typography layer

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1. Description

This layer provides support for typographic text editing in Spacemacs.

1.1. Features:

  • Modes to automatically insert and cycle among typographic characters
  • Typo Mode automatically inserts and cycles among typographic Unicode characters on some keys.
  • Tildify Mode automatically inserts non-breaking spaces where required (Only available on Emacs 25).

2. Install

To use this configuration layer, add it to your ~/.spacemacs. You will need to add typography to the existing dotspacemacs-configuration-layers list in this file.

Typographic editing however is disabled by default. To enable it by default set typography-enable-typographic-editing to t:

(setq-default dotspacemacs-configuration-layers
              '(typography :variables typography-enable-typographic-editing t))

This setting enables automatic insertion of non-breaking spaces where required and automatic insertion and cycling among of typographic quotes and dashes.

3. Key bindings

Key bindings Description
SPC t T Toggle Typo Mode (automatic insertion of typographic characters)
SPC t ~ Toggle Tildify Mode (automatic insertion of non-breaking spaces)
SPC x ~ Insert non-breaking spaces in the current region

The following key bindings are available in insert state.

3.1. Typo Mode

Key bindings Description
~​"​~ Cycle among quotation marks
` Cycle among left single quotation marks
~​'​~ Cycle among right single quotation marks
- Cycle among dashes
. Cycle among ellipsis
< Cycle among left angle brackets
> Cycle among right angle brackets

3.2. Tildify Mode

Key bindings Description
SPC Insert non-breaking space when required

Author: root

Created: 2024-06-14 Fri 18:50