are there any GUI editors that use vi/vim-like abbreviations

Gary Kline kline at
Tue Feb 22 04:25:54 UTC 2011

On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 06:49:18PM -0700, Fred wrote:
> On 02/21/11 18:32, Gary Kline wrote:
> >	iF we throw out "gvim" since it is simply the GUI variant of
> >	vim, are there are other GUI editors that use the kinds of :ab
> >	abbreviations that vi does?  I ask this because I don't know
> >	wmany many people with speech imopairments or who cannot speak
> >	at all would be interested in using my version of vi/vim with
> >	it's .ex/.nex/.vimrc and my hundred+ abbreviations.
> >
> >	The IM app, pidgin is not an editor, but it does let user use
> >	the mouse and/or arrow keys.  pidgin also uses abbrvs.  BEcause
> >	i type so slowly, i have my pidgin set up to use a slew of
> >	abbrev.  [Well, not the obv's, like 'FWIW' :-) ... but other
> >	words.
> >
> >	I would be interested in knowing how many list members _don't_
> >	know vi and use another editor.  just curious....
> >
> >	gary
> >
> >
> >
> >
> I have been using nedit for many years.  It is very easy to use.  It
> uses the mouse, arrow keys, etc. so you don't have to do multiple
> keystrokes.  Vi is insane.  I don't know what you mean about the
> abbreviations though.  I don't think it does that.  The current
> version in ports for 8.1-RELEASE has a problem requiring a simple
> patch when it is built. This was discussed here a couple weeks ago.
> Best regards,
> Fred

	Very simply, in your .vimrc, if you type

	:ab i I


	:ab thr there

	anytime you type "i" it goes to "I".  The "thr" abbreviation
	becomes the word "there."


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