# thorn

 git clone 'https://github.com/CommonDoc/thorn.git' (ql:quickload :thorn) 
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# Thorn

A CommonDoc extension for inserting special characters.

# Overview

Most input methods allow the user to insert characters in different alphabets and accented or modified versions of the same, but these are different for everyone and often the user will end up looking up a character by name.

Thorn is a tool for inserting Unicode characters by an ASCII name, the way TeX allows users to insert the letters α and þ with the commands \alpha and \th, respectively.

Simply put, it defines a macro that maps a string to a Unicode character.

# Usage

To insert a character by name, use the l macro (For ‘letter’). The content of that macro should be a single text node.

For example, in VerTeX, the following:

The fine-structure constant, \l{alpha}, is approximately 7.29e\sup{-3}.

Produces this:

The fine-structure constant, α, is approximately 7.29e-3.

# List of Characters

## Diacritical Marks

### Acute Accent

| Name | Character | | —- | ——— | | 'a | á | | 'A | Á | | 'c | ć | | 'C | Ć | | 'e | é | | 'E | É | | 'g | ǵ | | 'G | Ǵ | | 'i | í | | 'I | Í | | 'k | ḱ | | 'K | Ḱ | | 'l | ĺ | | 'L | Ĺ | | 'm | ḿ | | 'M | Ḿ | | 'n | ń | | 'N | Ń | | 'o | ó | | 'O | Ó | | 'p | ṕ | | 'P | Ṕ | | 'r | ŕ | | 'R | Ŕ | | 's | ś | | 'S | Ś | | 'u | ú | | 'U | Ú | | 'w | ẃ | | 'W | Ẃ | | 'y | ý | | 'Y | Ý | | 'z | ź | | 'Z | Ź |

### Double Acute Accent

| Name | Character | | —- | ——— | | ''a | a̋ | | ''A | A̋ | | ''e | e̋ | | ''E | E̋ | | ''i | i̋ | | ''I | I̋ | | ''o | ő | | ''O | Ő | | ''u | ű | | ''U | Ű |

## Scripts

### Greek

| Name | Character | | —- | ——— | | alpha | α | | Alpha | Α | | beta | β | | Beta | Β | | gamma | γ | | Gamma | Γ | | delta | δ | | Delta | Δ | | epsilon | ε | | Epsilon | Ε | | zeta | ζ | | Zeta | Ζ | | eta | η | | Eta | Η | | theta | θ | | Theta | Θ | | iota | ι | | Iota | Ι | | kappa | κ | | Kappa | Κ | | lambda | λ | | Lambda | Λ | | mu | μ | | Mu | Μ | | nu | ν | | Nu | Ν | | xi | ξ | | Xi | Ξ | | omicron | ο | | Omicron | Ο | | pi | π | | Pi | Π | | rho | ρ | | Rho | Ρ | | sigma | σ | | fsigma | ς | | Sigma | Σ | | tau | τ | | Tau | Τ | | upsilon | υ | | Upsilon | Υ | | phi | φ | | Phi | Φ | | chi | χ | | Chi | Χ | | psi | ψ | | Psi | Ψ | | omega | ω | | Omega | Ω |

## Punctuation

| Name | Character | | —- | ——— | | ndash | – | | mdash | — | | sdash | ⁓ |

# Sources

The following were consulted in the elaboration of this list: