Typing card suits in vim ♢♡♣♠
Digraphs are two letter combinations that provide a easy way to type and remember non-ascii characters in vim. In insert mode you can type a digraph with Ctrl-k and then two letters that map to the unicode character.
For card suits the pneumonic is lower case
c for card and upper case
C for clubs,
D for diamonds,
H for hearts, and
S for spades.
cD ♢ cC ♣ cH ♡ cS ♠
You can see all the digraphs with
Now you have all the necessary unicode characters to easily create card games in the terminal!Tweet